25 killed as bus falls into gorge in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed when a bus carrying over 40 artistes of an opera team fell down a 300-feet gorge in Odisha’s Deogarh district on Sunday evening, police said. The toll could go up, rescuers said.

The bus of the Bharati Gananatya opera party fell into the gorge off the Tilaebani Gaelo ghat, Deogarh Superintendent of Police Sarah Sharma told media persons.

Many injured people, including women and children, have been rescued. The rescue operations were continuing, police said.

Additional Superintendent of Police Debiprasad Das said the toll could go up.

He said the rescue operation was on with the help of fire and ambulance services, but it was getting hampered due to poor visibility.

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