13 dead as bus falls into Narmada River in MP: Maharashtra, MP CMs express grief over loss of lives
In Madhya Pradesh, a passenger bus fell into the Narmada river today from Khalghat bridge under Dhamnod police station in Dhar district. As per the information, this bus was going from Indore to Maharashtra carrying about 40 passengers. So far, 13 bodies have been recovered.
Expressing grief over this accident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed the administration to provide all possible help to the passengers and their families. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has announced ex gratia amount of 4 lakh rupees to the next of kin of the deceased.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has expressed grief on the mishap of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus at Dhar in Madhya Pradesh in which 13 passengers lost their lives today.
The Chief Minister has directed the Jalgaon District Administration to co-ordinate with the injured passengers to pave way for their treatment in Madhya Pradesh.
After the report of the bus accident, Mr Shinde spoke with the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and requested him to direct the District Administrations of Khargone and Dhar to co-operate with the injured and facilitate their medical treatment.
He also directed the MSRTC to give 10 lakh rupees as monetary compensation to the next of the kin of the deceased in the bus mishap.