Bhubaneswar, August 19 (LocalWire): At least 30 people were injured as a public transport bus skidded off a ghat road and slipped into 25-foot-deep ditch near Tadumaha under Kotagada police station jurisdiction of Kandhamal district today afternoon.
The injured are undergoing treatment at Kotagada government-run hospital.
The bus fell into the ditch as the driver while negotiating a curve lost control, leading to the accident, police said.
The department is ascertaining whether the driver possessed driving license meant for driving commercial public vehicles. It is also being investigated whether the bus had a fitness certificate and permit for commercial public transport system, said officials of road transport department.