12 killed as bus catches fire after collision with dumper in MP’s Guna

Guna (MP):  At least 12 people were killed and 14 others sustained severe burn injuries as a bus caught fire after colliding with a dumper in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday night, an official said.

The private bus collided head-on with the dumper on Guna-Aaron road, the official said, adding that the injured were rushed to the Guna district hospital for treatment.

Twelve bus passengers were killed and 14 others sustained injuries in the fire, Guna district’s Superintendent of Police told PTI.

Meanwhile, Guna District Collector Tarun Rathi said that the priority is to recover the bodies and treatment of the injured.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has expressed grief and announced an assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased. Rs 50,000 each has been announced for the injured. The Chief Minister has also ordered a probe into the accident.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia also condoled the demise of the passengers and termed the incident “painful”. “Soon after getting information about the incident, I spoke to the collector and SP and directed them to start a relief and rescue operation,” Scindia added.