Published On: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018

Bus carrying `baraat’ falls off bridge in MP, 21 dead

Bhopal: A bus carrying a marriage party (baraat) plunged from a bridge into the dry Son riverbed near Amelia village in Sidhi at 10 pm on Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring more than 20 others.

Sidhi is situated at a distance of around 560 kilometers from state capital

According to an official, a total of around 45 people were travelling in the bus when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it fell off the bridge.

He said that the bus was coming from Singrauli district and was heading for Sidhi for the marriage.

Resident of Harrabirji village under Devsar tehsil of Singrauli district, one Mujjabbil Khan was getting married to a girl of Sidhi.

The local police shifted the injured to the district hospital with the help of residents of the area where the accident occurred.

It may be mentioned here that Sidhi is situated at a distance of around 560 kilometers from state capital Bhopal.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of deceased and a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the injured.

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