21 dead as bus collides with truck in MP

 At least 19 people including four women were killed and about 15 others injured on Wednesday when the private bus they were travelling in collided with a truck near Choti Chhaegaon Makhan, about seven kilometres from here.

Khandwa: At least twenty-one persons, including four women, were today killed and 17 others were injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck near Choti Chhaegaon Makhan area here.

The incident occurred when the ill-fated private bus, carrying 38 passengers, collided head-on with a truck on Khandwa-Indore road, Khandwa Superintendent of police M S Sikarwar told PTI.

The bus was on its way to Khandwa from Indore while the truck was heading towards Indore, the SP said, adding, at the time of the collision both the vehicles were moving at a high speed.

The injured were rushed to the district hospital.

Sikarwar and District collector Mahesh Agrawal reached the hospital soon after the mishap.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the victims and Rs 50,000 to the injured ones.

A probe has been initiated into matter.

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