21 killed as bus carrying baraat party falls into dry river in Madhya Pradesh
NEW DELHI: At least 21 persons were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus carrying marriage party plunged from a bridge into the dry Son riverbed near Amelia village at Sidhi on Tuesday (April 17) night, said media reports.
Sidhi is located has located in Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, and Amelia is 65 km from Sidhi district headquarters.
Reports said Mujjabbil Khan, a resident of Harrabirji village under Devsar tehsil of Singrauli district, was getting married. The baraat party was going to Pamaria village under Sihawal tehsil of Sidhi district.
The vehicle was coming from Singrauli district and was heading for Sidhi for the marriage.
Reports said the driver of the bus lost control and the vehicle fell off the bridge after breaking the dividers.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.