Bus Accident in MP: The news of a major accident is coming out from Dhar, Madhya Pradesh. The bus going from Indore to Pune fell into the Narmada River from Khalghat bridge in which 13 people have died so far.
It is being told that the bus was full of passengers. According to the sources, there were 55 passengers in the bus.
The Prime Minister expressed grief over the death of people in the Dhar bus accident in Madhya Pradesh.
The PM tweeted and said, rescue work is going on and local authorities are providing all possible help to the affected people.
Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office issued a statement saying that, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has directed to give an ex gratia amount of ₹10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the MSRTC bus accident in Narmada river.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an inquiry into the accident.
Expressing grief over the accident, he said, "We stand with the families of the victims in the hour of crisis.
He further said, so far 13 bodies have been removed, and rescue work is going on. I had a discussion with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and I am also in discussion with the Deputy Chief Minister. The Madhya Pradesh government is trying to make all possible arrangements.
As soon as the news of the bus falling into the river surface, the police administration reached the spot and started relief and rescue work.
It is being told that some people have been washed away in the strong waves of the river.
There is also news that the death toll may increase.