10 of a family killed in jeep-bus collision in MP

  • PTI, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 22:57 IST
Ten members of a family were killed while two others sustained injuries in a jeep-bus collision in Madhya Pradesh’s Dindori town. (HT File Photo)

Ten members of a family, including three women, were killed and two others injured on Thursday when the jeep in which they were travelling collided head-on with a bus in Dindori.

The victims were travelling to Piparia in the district from Byohara to celebrate ‘Rakshabandhan’. The deceased included a recently married couple.

Impact of the collision was such that ten persons died on the spot, Shahpura police station in-charge Anil Patle said.

The deceased were identified as the driver Santosh (28), Nanhe Singh (50), Balchand (40), Rituraj (19), Bharat (19), Milochna (19), Semli, Pavan (21) and Babita (18).

Another deceased is yet to be identified.

The injured were shifted to a hospital where condition of one is stated to be critical, he said.

The district collector has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20,000 each to the kin of those killed.

Investigation into the accident is underway.

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