In yet another accident due to overspeeding, 26 people sustained injuries and two passengers were critically injured after a speeding bus lost control and rammed into a bridge. The accident occurred at a bridge near Gharghoda in Raigarh district. SDOP Deepak Mishra said, "A total of 26 people are injured 9 (in the accident). Two critically people injured have been sent to Raigarh medical college."
Video shows that the bus rammed into the wall at the corner of the road. However, the accident could have proved to be a disaster had the bus lost control and crossed the wall as video shows that there is only abyss across the wall. There are also railway tracks below the bridge, as can be seen in the video. The impact was so strong that the front portion of the bus looked mangled and locals rushed to the spot as soon as they learnt about the accident. The injured are undrgoing treatment and authorities looking into the exact cause of the accident.
Earlier, on May 24, two people were killed and over 20 had sustained injuries after a city bus had overturned in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
That incident had taken place at the Gharghoda-Charbhata turn in Raigarh district. The bus had left from Lailunga and was enroute to Raigarh when it lost control and overtuned. Two passengers had died on the spot.