Six killed in Madhya Pradesh accident

February 11th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Feb 11 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 25 injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a ditch in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district, the police said Wednesday.
The bus, carrying over 40 passengers, was plying between the holy town of Ujjain and Sidhi Tuesday night when the driver swerved to avoid a collision with a jeep coming from the opposite direction. The driver lost control of the vehicle and the bus fell into a ditch, a police official from the Sagar control room told IANS over telephone.

Of the six dead in the accident, three belonged to Sidhi and three were from Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district.

The army was called for rescue operations and the injured were admitted to Sidhi district hospital.

A case has been registered and investigations are underway, the police official said.

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