Bus plunges into river in Madhya Pradesh; 15 dead

At least 15 passengers were killed on Tuesday when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a river from a bridge in Hoshangabad district of MP.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 11:51 AM IST

Itarsi: At least 15 passengers were killed and 25 others injured on Tuesday when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a river from a bridge in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

The mishap took place this morning when the private bus was on its way to Parasia from Indore, Sohagpur Police Station in-charge, Siddharth Singh told PTI.

The bus was crossing a river bridge near Longabanjari village about 7 kms away from Sohagpur when the incident happened.

Rescue operations were underway and so far 15 bodies have been recovered, he said, adding the number of casualties may further increase.

The deceased have not been identified yet.