Bhopal: At least 35 bodies have been fished out while 20 continue to remain missing after a passenger bus fell into a canal in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district.
“It is an unfortunate incident. CM has been taking a minute to minute detail of the accident since morning. Two of us are going to Sidhi as per his instructions. I spoke to concerned officers, as per their information around 35 bodies have been recovered,” Silawat told news agency ANI.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed anguish over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.
As per police reports, the bus was enroute to Rewa from Sidhi when the mishap occurred. Reports suggest that the driver lost control over the vehicle and it fell into the Sharda canal under the Rampur police station area.