The death toll from the horrific road accident in Guna rose to 12 on December 28, while 14 injured persons were under treatment at the district hospital. In a major accident on the Guna-Aron route at 8.30 pm on December 27, a bus collided with a dumper and caught fire, police said.
Vijay Kumar Khatri, Superintendent of Police (Guna) said, “The bus was on its way from Guna to Aron. The vehicle, with passengers, set off from Guna at 8 pm and met with the accident at 8.30 pm. As many as 30 passengers were on board the vehicle when it met with the accident. It crashed into a dumper at top speed. We recovered 12 bodies from the scene while 14 injured passengers were rushed to the district hospital.”
Earlier, Guna District Collector Tarun Rathi said the priority is to recover the bodies and ensure that the injured receive proper and timely treatment.
“Around 14 people are admitted to the Guna District Hospital and 11 people are reportedly dead. Prima facie, a dumper and bus collided on the Guna-Aron route resulting in the bus catching fire. Our priority is to recover the bodies and treatment of the injured…Further investigation is underway,” he said earlier.
(with inputs from ANI)