Kolkata/Krishnanagar, May 30: 7 migrant workers from Nadia were injured when a bus carrying 28 of them had overturned and fallen into a ditch in Naugaon village of Balasore in Odisha while travelling on NH16 during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Early information received by the state administration claimed that the bus was on the way to Krishnanagar from Kerala when the driver apparently lost control and hit a guard wall before overturned at about 6 am. The exact reason behind the accident, however, could not be ascertained.
A police team from nearby Balasore Industrial Police station rushed to the spot and rescued the injured persons with the help of local people.
Odisha police informed the Bengal administration that the injured workers were taken to Balasore district hospital. “Seven persons suffered injuries and now out of danger”, an officer of Balasore police said.
The Balasore district administration has meanwhile informed the Nadia administration about the accident. An official of the Balasore administration has said that it will arrange the return of the migrant labourers to Krishnanagar once they are discharged from the hospital.
Sources in the state administration claimed that the bus had 28 passengers and 2 drivers, who commenced the journey from Kerala on Thursday afternoon. (more awaited…)