Siddhi, 16/2: In a major development, at least 32 people lost their lives after a bus falls off a bridge into a canal in Siddhi, Madhya Pradesh. Many more people are feared drowned.
About 60 passengers were on board the bus when the driver lost control of the vehicle at around 7:30 am.
A team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is carrying out the rescue operations.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said in a video message, “What has happened is extremely tragic. Rescue work is already on. Two ministers are on their way to the site. Families of those who have died will be given a compensation of ₹ 5 lakh. The entire state is standing with those affected.”