Two people have been killed and eight others injured after a vehicle collided with a bridge over the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border near the state’s capital Kochi on Thursday.

The accident took place in the Nagaon district at around 11:00 am.

The road has been blocked by the police and has been closed to the public for two hours, officials said.

The incident took place near a road used by the Chhattisgarn border guard for the delivery of supplies.

The police have asked drivers of vehicles that have crossed the border to wait for three hours before crossing, a police official said.

Traffic in the region has been reduced and traffic signals have been brought down across the country.