6 Dead, 13 Injured In Bus-Truck Collision

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  • 6 people including bus driver died in a bus-truck collision.
  • 5 people are also said to be seriously injured.
  • The accident happened near Multai in Betul at 11:45 AM.

Betul: 6 persons were killed and nearly 13 persons succumebed to severe injuries after a the passenger laden bus collided head-on in Betul district on Wednesday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Narkhed village, around 10 km from Multai town of the district. According to reports, the accident happened at 11:45 AM. The bus enroute Multai from Pattan was hit by a truck heading towards Varud. There were 21 passengers in the 22 seater bus.

Villager Shivkumar Yadav said that after the accident, we informed the ambulance, but the ambulance could not reach on time. Following this, the people present around, with the help of the villagers, pulled out the passengers trapped in the bus and took them to the nearby government hospital for treatment. Chhaya Patil and Bhimrao residents of Narkhed, Sunil Piparde residents of Vandli and Sheikh Rashid (driver) resident Multai have died in the accident. However, one body could not be identified. 5 people severely injured in the accident have been referred.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Neeraj Soni said that a recklessly driven truck hit the bus. “6 persons including the bus driver have died in the accident. The injured have been referred to Betul district hospital, where their condition is stated to be stable,” he said. He added that a case had been registered against the truck driver, who along with the truck cleaner escaped from the spot.

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