At Least 15 Dead, Several Injured After Bus Falls From Bridge In MP’s Khargone, Rescue Ops Underway | India News

BHOPAL: A major mishap took place after a bus carrying passengers fell from a bridge in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district on Tuesday. According to initial reports, several people have died and many injured in the tragic incident and the death toll is likely to go up. The police and rescue teams have reached the accident spot and carrying out the rescue operation.   

News agency ANI cited Dharam Veer Singh, SP Khargone, confirming that 15 people have died and 25 have been injured after a bus fell from a bridge in Khargone. A rescue operation is currently underway, the SP added.  



Several bodies have been fished out of the Narmada River after the tragic bus accident. It is being said that the accident took place after the driver lost control of the bus. However, the exact reasons behind the mishap are yet to be ascertained. It is being reported that there were about 50 passengers onboard. The injured have been immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Visuals shared by several users on Twitter showed a private bus lying on the river bed and locals and policemen carrying out the relief and rescue work. 

Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh government has announced immediate financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of the deceased, Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 each to those who received minor injuries in the Khargone bus accident.

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