Five school-children were killed and 45 others were injured as a school-bus fell into a gorge near the tourist town of Mandu, 33 km from Dhar, Sunday morning.
The mishap took place at 5.30 am. The bus was carrying students of Satyasiddhi Public School at Khachrod, who were heading to Mandu for a visit, sub-divisional magistrate Ravindra Choudhary told PTI.
The bus had left Khachrod, in Ujjain district, the previous night. Early Sunday morning, the driver lost control of the steering wheel near Aalam Ka Darwaja and the bus fell into the gorge.
The injured have been rushed to the district hospital, while eight of the children, who were in serious condition, were sent to Indore.