The incident took place around 3 pm under Tendukona police station limits when the bus, with 25 passengers on board, was going towards Pithora town from Bagbahra in the
district, a police official told PTI.
"A passenger died on the spot and around 15 others were injured. They were taken to a community health centre in Pithora. Three of them are said to be in a critical condition," he added.
A case has been registered in this connection, he said, adding that the deceased passenger was yet to be identified.
(With inputs from agencies.)