Bus falls off a bridge in Madhya Pradesh, mishap leaves 15 dead with several others injured, rescue op underway
On Tuesday, a serious accident occurred in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh, where a bus transporting passengers fell off a bridge. The incident has resulted in multiple casualties, and the number of fatalities is expected to increase as per preliminary reports. The police and rescue teams have arrived at the accident site and are currently engaged in rescue efforts. The bus was reportedly traveling from Khargone to Indore when it plunged approximately 50 feet, resulting in significant loss of life.
A grave mishap took place in the Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, as a passenger-carrying bus met with an accident and fell off a bridge. According to initial reports, there have been several casualties, and the death toll is likely to rise. The police and rescue teams have reached the site of the accident and are actively involved in rescue operations. The bus was en route from Khargone to Indore when it plummeted about 50 feet, causing significant loss of life
Madhya Pradesh | 15 people dead and 25 injured after a bus falls from a bridge in Khargone. Rescue operation underway: Dharam Veer Singh, SP Khargone pic.twitter.com/X66l8Vt7iT
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Following a tragic bus accident, multiple bodies have been recovered from the river.
Reports indicate that the driver lost control of the overloaded private bus from Maa Sharda Travels, causing it to plunge off the 50-foot-high Borad River bridge. Locals suggest that the overloading may have contributed to the incident.
However, the precise reasons for the accident remain unknown at this time. The bus was carrying around 50 passengers, and the injured have been swiftly taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Images posted on Twitter by numerous users depict the private bus resting on the river bed as residents and law enforcement officers conduct relief and rescue operations.
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The government of Madhya Pradesh has declared prompt monetary aid of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 to the severely injured, and Rs 25,000 to those who sustained minor injuries in the Khargone bus accident.