Nabarangpur: At least three persons died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a gorge in Nabarangpur district Sunday, police said.
The accident occurred near Jharigaon when the bus which was taking the passengers to a spiritual workshop skidded on a hilly road and fell into the gorge.
While three passengers including a woman died on the spot, 16 others were injured. The injured were taken to a hospital here. Two of them were later shifted to a Koraput hospital as their condition was stated to be serious, police said.
The bus belonged to a school and the passengers included teachers from Raighar, Nabarangpur, Umerkote and Jharigaon.