Madhya Pradesh: 21 die after truck carrying ‘baraatis’ falls off bridge


Bhopal, April 18: 21 people died and more than 20 injured after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell off a bridge over the Son River in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

Sidhi is situated at a distance of around 560 kilometers from state capital Bhopal and Ameliya is 65 kilometers from Sidhi district headquarters.

A total of around 45 people were travelling in the bus when it lost control and fell off the bridge after breaking the dividers.

The mini-truck was reportedly coming from Singrauli district and was heading to Sidhi for a marriage.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh to the kin of deceased and the injured will get compensation of Rs. 50,000.

Mujjabbil Khan, a resident of Harrabirji village under Devsar tehsil of Singrauli district, was getting married. The marriage procession was going to Pamaria village under Sihawal tehsil of Sidhi district.

The police and district collector reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation and admitted injured to the district hospital.


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