MORE THAN a dozen persons, including women and children were injured – some seriously – when a minibus they were travelling in, turned turtle in the Ratibad area on Monday afternoon.
According to information, the ill-fated bus (MP 04 H 7643) was coming to Bhopal from Sehore. There were nearly 30 passengers on the bus and the driver was going at a high speed, witnesses told the police.
When the bus reached in front of a beer factory in Ratibad at around 2 pm, one of its wheels went off the road. As there was a gap between the level of the road and the kuccha side path, the driver lost balance of the vehicle.
Subsequently, it over turned and skidded on the road. Most of the passengers were trapped inside the bus and sustained injuries. About 16 persons, including some women and children were injured.
Nearly half of the injured sustained serious head injuries. All the injured were rushed to the Katju Hospital from where those with minor injuries were relieved after medication while the seriously injured were referred to Hamidia Hospital for the further treatment.
The injured included Balwant Singh (62), Dinesh Malviya (26), Sudha Sharma (44), Dinesh Thakur (22), Babita (20), Harichandra (60), Dhan Singh (40), Pusa Bai (17), Mangilal (45), Ram Singh (80), Nathu Sapera (42), Kamal Singh (32), Kukiya Bai (35), Saroj (24), Ram Charan (35) and Saurav (4), the police said.