As many as 19 people including four women were killed and about 15 others injured on Wednesday when the private bus they were travelling in collided with a truck near Choti Chhaegaon Makhan, near Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.
The news agency PTI quoted Superintendent of Police Abhishek Diwan as saying, “The bus collided head-on with the truck on Khandwa-Indore road”
The injured have been admitted in the district hospital.
According to police, the bus was on its way to Khandwa from Indore while the truck was heading towards Indore. Both the vehicles were moving at high speed at the time of accident.
Police is trying to identify those killed in the accident.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an ex-gratia aid of Rs 1.5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased persons and Rs 50,000 to those injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences to the victims of this accident. His official twitter account posted his tweet, “PM extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased & prays for the speedy recovery of the injured.” (sic)
PM extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased & prays for the speedy recovery of the injured.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 1, 2015