Two government teachers were killed after the two-wheeler they were riding on was hit by a speeding bus from behind at Sanchi in Raisen district on Friday.
One of the teachers, Mariam Vector, 45, died on the spot, while Dinesh Kumar Raikwar, 40, breathed his last in a nearby hospital, police said.
Both the victims were residents of Sanchi and used to teach at a government school at Patar Paua village. They were returning home on a two-wheeler after closure of the school at around 5pm when a speeding bus hit their vehicle from behind on Sanchi-Vidisha road, the police said.
The bus driver escaped from the spot.
Police reached the spot after getting information from the locals. The police impounded the bus and registered a case against the absconding driver under relevant sections of IPC. The driver is yet to identified, the police said.
In another accident, a truck and a dumper collided head-on at Bari locality in Raisen district early on Friday.
As a result of the collision, a streetlight pole fell on the truck, triggering a fire, police said. Both the vehicles were gutted, while the truck driver sustained serious burn injuries, the police said.
The truck driver was rescued by the locals and rushed to a nearby hospital, from where he was later referred to the Bhopal district hospital. The fire was doused by the fire brigade in about 30 minutes.
The truck was coming from Bareilly to Bhopal when it collided with the speeding dumper coming from the opposite direction, the police said.