MP: Bus plunges into river; 15 dead

ITARSI: At least 15 passengers were killed and 25 others injured today when the bus in which theywere travelling fell into a river from a bridge in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

The mishap took place this morning when the private buswas on its way to Parasia from Indore, Sohagpur Police Stationin-charge, Siddharth Singh told PTI. The bus was crossing a river bridge near Longabanjari village about 7 kms away from Sohagpur when the incident happened.

Rescue operations were underway and so far 15 bodies have been recovered, he said, adding the number of casualties may further increase. The deceased have not been identified yet.