On Thursday, a passenger bus that was travelling between Indore and Khandwa plunged into a canyon, causing at least five deaths and 47 injuries. The police arrived on the scene quickly after receiving information about the incident, and the injured were taken directly to the hospital. Five or more passengers perished. Three of the five are female, and the collision left 47 people injured, according to the police.
Manish Singh, the district magistrate for Indore, explained the occurrence to the media by saying that the bus went into the gorge after the driver lost control of it. "The bus was carrying as many as 47 people. Locals claimed that the bus was speeding and while overtakingwhe it lost balance and collapsed into the gorge. Till now, five bodies have been brought to the hospital," Singh said.
According to him, Gulab Sonkar, the bus owner, has been identified and Simrol police have been instructed to file a formal complaint against him. The bus driver is being hospitalised at Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital, but his condition is critical, the speaker continued. Meanwhile, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, was also informed by Singh that he had assessed the situation and had decided to award Rs 4 lakh each to the surviving family members of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured. Usha Thakur, the Madhya Pradesh minister of tourism, and Tulsi Silawat, the minister of water resources, were also hurried to the scene.