SAGAR: As many as 4 died and 35 others sustained injuries after a passenger bus overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district on Saturday morning.
The accident took place at Niwar Ghati on Sagar-Chhatarpur Highway under Chhanbila police station limits in the early hours of Saturday an official said.
On receiving information about the accident a team of police officers, ambulances and resuce teams rushed to the spot. The overturned bus was lifted with a JCB and cut into two pieces to rescue the injured passengers.
The injured passengers were taken out from the bus and then sent to the hospital. Two passengers died on the spot while two others died on the way to the hospital he said.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over the accident on Twitter and announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh would be provided to the relatives of the person who died in the accident and Rs 50,000 each to the seriously injured passengers.“Free arrangements for proper treatment of the injured are being made by the administration. I pray that all the injured get well soon,” he added.