Bhopal: At least 12 people died and several were reported injured after a Maharashtra Roadways bus fell into the Narmada River in the Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The bus was heading to Pune from Indore.
The Madhya Pradesh government informed that 15 passengers have been rescued so far and the operation was underway at the incident site.
As per the reports, more than 50 passengers were in the bus when it fell into the river. Due to the heavy flow of water in the river, rescue operations were getting tough.
The incident was reported on the Agra-Mumbai highway, which connects MP’s Indore and Pune (Maharashtra).
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, “Heartbreaking information has been received about a passenger bus going from Indore to Pune falling into the Narmada River at Khalghat in Dhar district. So far 15 passengers aboard the bus have been safely rescued. The rescue operation is going on continuously at the incident site,” Mishra told the press here in Bhopal.