Cuttack: At least four persons were killed and more than 25 were injured in a serious bus accident on NH-5 near Jagatpur, Cuttack on Sunday.

While three persons died on the spot, another person died in SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCB MCH), Cuttack. However the deceased have not been identified yet.The injured persons are undergoing treatment in SCB MCH.

According to eye-witnesses, the incident took place near the ice factory, Jagatpur, when the driver lost control over the bus while saving a cow who appeared suddenly infront of the bus and the bus overturned.

According to the sources, more than 50 persons were travelling to Cuttack in the bus (Maa Tarani) which met the accident. Vehicular movement was halted for nearly 2 hours after the incident. While the driver and helper of the bus fled from the spot after the incident, the injured were recovered from the bus with the help of a crane.