Bhopal(web team): At least 50 people were killed and 13 injured when a private bus they were travelling in skidded off a small bridge, fell into a nullah and caught fire near Pandav falls in the district today.

Earlier today Additional Superintendent of Police RD Prajapati told PTI over phone from the accident site, "We have pulled out 15 charred bodies so far. The bus was on its way to Satna from Chhatarpur."

35 killed and 12 injured after bus catches fire in Chattarpur Panna (Madhya Pradesh).

Thirteen passengers, who sustained burns, were rushed to the district hospital.


Magisterial inquiry has been ordered in the bus accident tragedy in Panna by @ChouhanShivraj

Prajapati said the bus' fuel tank might have exploded after it fell down nearly 16 feet from the bridge, causing the fire. The death toll could rise as the rescue operation was still underway, he said.

Deepest condolences to the families of the Bus accident victims in Panna. Administration is doing it's best to provide relief to survivors.

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. Chouhan also announced financial help of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 to the seriously injured and the injured victims, respectively.

Magisterial inquiry has been ordered in the bus accident tragedy in Panna.

Prime Minister Narendra offered condolences to kin of the victims.

News of bus accident in Panna, MP is extremely saddening. Condolences to families of the deceased. I wish the injured a speedy recovery: PM

With agency inputs.


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