Three teachers were killed and 10 wounded when a school bus crashed on the road between Jharigaon and Chandahandi in Nabarangpur district of Odisha on Sunday.
According to police sources, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle that skidded and fell into a gorge. The bus was carrying students, teachers and school staff from the Integral Education Center of Aurobindo of Raighar, Nabarangpur, Umerkote and Jharigaon to Chandahandi. They were going to Chandahandi to attend a district-level seminar.
The deceased were identified as a retired teacher, Lalit Mohan Patnaik, as well as two active teachers, Niranjan Nayak and Rina Nayak.
According to sources, the bus was carrying 35 passengers. According to Subhakant Mishra, a passenger who was slightly injured, the driver lost control of his vehicle while he was trying to rescue a biker coming from the opposite direction.
The wounded were rescued by Jharigaon fire personnel and were admitted to the Jharigaon Community Health Center and the Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital.