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20 feared dead as mini truck carrying wedding guests falls into Son river in MP

At least 20 people are feared dead and 30 injured when a bus plunged into Son river in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.

bhopal Updated: Apr 18, 2018 15:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Bus accident,Madhya Pradesh,Marriage party
According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.(ANI Photo)

At least 20 people of a marriage party are feared dead and around 30 more injured when the mini truck they were travelling plunged 100 feet down into the Son river from the Jogdaha bridge, in Sidhi district situated some 680 km east of Bhopal.

According to primary information, the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.

The Superintendent of Police Manoj Shrivastava confirmed the number of deceased. “Rescue operation is going on at present,” he said.

According to police, the accident took place at around 9.30 pm. Mujababbli Khan of Harrabiji village, Devsar, was taking the groom’s party to Pamria village, Siwaha. As the mini truck was crossing the bridge the driver lost control and the it broke the railing and fell about 60-70-foot down into the river. Efforts were on to pull out the vehicle.

The injured have been admitted to the district hospital.

(With inputs from ANI)

First Published: Apr 18, 2018 07:48 IST