Two people killed, 36 injured as bus overturns in Madhya Pradesh: Cops

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Two persons were killed and 36 other suffered injuries after a bus overturned in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district in the early hours of Saturday. Representational image.

Two people were killed and 36 other suffered injuries after a bus overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district in the early hours of Saturday, a police official said.

The incident happened at around 1 am at Sirolya village, located approximately 15 km from Dewas district headquarters, he said.

“Driver of the bus, which was returning from a marriage ceremony, lost control over the vehicle due to which it overturned. Two people killed in this accident,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Shiv Dayal said.

On being informed, a police team went to the spot and took the injured to Dewas district hospital, he said.

One of the injured, identified as Narayan Singh, died on way to a hospital, while another identified as Rakesh Malviya succumbed to his injuries during treatment at a hospital in Indore, the senior police officer said.

Of the 36 persons, who suffered injuries in the incident, six are in a serious condition. They have been admitted to Indore hospital, Dayal said, adding that others were discharged after primary treatment.

A case was registered against the bus driver at Barotha police Station and further investigation is underway, he said.

The bodies were handed over to the family members after a forensic examination.

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