10 passengers burnt alive in bus

August 21st, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 10 passengers were 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 R.S. Meena said that the bus, belonging to Ashok Travels, was set on fire around 5 p.m. 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.

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