Madhya Pradesh: 10 passengers burnt alive in bus

Superintendent of Police RS Meena said that the bus was set on fire around 5 pm at Sedhav Balmukund area.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011, 00:20 AM IST

Bhopal: At least 10 passengers were on Sunday burnt alive and 20 injured when the bus they were travelling in was torched during a clash between two transporters in Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.

Superintendent of Police RS Meena said that the bus, belonging to Ashok Travels, was set on fire around 5 pm at Sedhav Balmukund area in the district, over 300 km from this state capital.

"There was a fight among two bus operators and one operator`s people torched Ashok Travels` bus in which at least 10 people were killed," said Meena.

Twenty-two people received burns. Bodies of eight dead people have been recovered so far.

Bus driver Tarun Soni and conductor Dilip Sharma, both from Mandsaur, are absconding, Meena said.

IANS