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10 critical as bus falls off bridge in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: At least 10 passengers sustained critical injuries after a private bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell from a bridge near Govindapalli area in Malkangiri district on Sunday.The injured persons have been admitted to Mathili hospital.According to sources, the incident occurred when the bus named Mahabahu was heading to Malkangiri's Balimela from Jeypore. The driver of the bus lost control over the wheels and the vehicle fell from the bride near Govindapalli. More than 10 passengers were stated to be critical.BSF personnel reached the spot immediately and carried out a rescue operation. The injured were rushed to the nearby hospital.Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab the driver of the ill-fated bus who fled the spot after the mishap. 

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