Death toll in MP bus mishap climbs to 21
September 09, 2010
"Seven more bodies were recovered this morning from the river into which the overcrowded private bus plunged last evening," Ujjain Commissioner T Dharma Rao said.
Fourteen bodies were recovered from the spot till last night and rescue operations are still on to trace the missing persons, he said, adding 40 people have been rescued so far.
The accident occurred when the victims were on their way to Chapda after taking a dip in Narmada river at Nemawar on the occasion of 'Amavasya'.
Several persons are feared to have swept away or drowned in the overflowing Bagri river near Khategaon here, as windscreens of the bus got damaged and were washed away in the strong currents.