18 Dead, At Least 20 Missing After Bus Falls Into Canal In Madhya Pradesh
18 bodies have been recovered, while more passengers are feared drowned after a bus fell off a bridge into a canal near Patna village in Sidhi district on Tuesday morning.
District superintendent of police Pankaj Kumawat said rescue operation was underway.
At least 60 passengers were travelling in the bus at the time of the accident which occurred around 8:30 AM.
According to eye witnesses, the bus sank in the canal and is not visible now. It is feared that the bus was swept away in the water current.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh government has cancelled cabinet meeting and the ‘Grih Pravesh’ ceremony to be attended virtually by Home Minister Amit Shah in view of bus accident.