Five persons were killed and 30 people injured, some of them seriously, when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an overhead power transmission line near Golanthara in Odisha's Ganjam district on Sunday, police said.
The Chikarada-bound bus coming from Jangalpadu came in contact with an 11 KV power transmission line, resulting in the casualties, police said.
The passengers were on their way to attend an engagement ceremony in a nearby village.
Locals rushed to the spot to rescue those trapped inside the bus.
Police and fire service personnel also reached the spot and rescued the passengers.
The injured were admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
Chief Fire Officer Sukant Sethi said, the blaze has been extinguished and all those inside the vehicle have been rescued after snapping power supply in the transmission line.
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