As many as 20 people were injured on Tuesday when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district, police said.
The accident took place when the bus enroute to Betul from Maharashtra's Paratwada town rammed into a truck head on near Mahadgaon village on Betul-Indore national highway, around 10 kms from the district headquarters, Betul Kotwali police station in-charge Pankaj Tyagi said.
All injured passengers were admitted to district hospital and the condition of 16 people is stated to be critical, he added.
Due to strong impact of the collision, almost all seats of the bus uprooted, causing serious injuries to the occupants, Tyagi said.
Soon after being alerted, senior police officials reached the spot and pressed 108 ambulance into service.
A case has been registered in this regard and further probe is on, police added.