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Chouhan announces ex-gratia for bus mishap victims

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the kin of those killed in the bus mishap near Khategaon, official sources said.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2010 22:33 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the kin of those killed in the bus mishap near Khategaon, official sources said.

The Chief Minister also announced an assistance of Rs 10,000 each to those injured in the mishap and directed the Minister In-charge of the Dewas district to reach the spot to supervise the rescue operation.

However, the exact number of casualties in the mishap was not yet clear as efforts to pull out bus from the overflowing Bagri river is still on, the sources said.

At least 16 people were killed when an overcrowded bus fell into Bagri river, about 100 km from Bhopal.