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At least 37 dead as bus plunges into canal in India

At least 37 passengers were killed when a bus plunged into a canal in the central Indian state of...

👤 H K Badal16 Feb 2021 2:13 PM GMT
At least 37 dead as bus plunges into canal in India
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At least 37 passengers were killed when a bus plunged into a canal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Feb 16.

The accident took place when the bus, which was carrying more than 50 passengers, veered off the road and into the water near the village of Satna early morning.

The bus was on its way from Sidhi to Satna district.

According to media reports, seven people, including the driver, managed to swim to safety.

Eyewitnesses say that the driver lost control and the bus hit the boundary of the bridge before falling into the Sharda canal.

"We have so far found 37 bodies and they have been sent for autopsy. Search and rescue operations are underway," said district police superintendent Dharamveer Singh.

The state government has ordered an inquiry into the accident.