19 killed as bus collides with truck head on in Madhya Pradesh
Khandwa: At least 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, about seven kilometres from here.
“The bus collided head-on with the truck on
Khandwa-Indore road,” City Superintendent of Police Abhishek Diwan told PTI. The
injured were rushed to the district hospital.
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 said. The
deceased were yet to be identified.
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.