BHOPAL: The death toll in the accident in which a cement-laden truck hit three buses parked on the road side at the Rewa-Satna border in Madhya Pradesh has increased to 14, which also left at least 60 persons injured, officials said on Saturday.
These buses were carrying people returning from the rally of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The accident occurred around 9 pm on Friday outside a tunnel near Barkhada village and people in the buses were returning from the ‘Kol Mahakumbh’ in Satna city, they said. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had addressed the event in Satna earlier on Friday on the on the occasion of Shabri Mata Jayanti. “Fourteen persons were killed and 60 others were injured. Of the injured persons, the condition of three is very serious,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr Rajesh Rajora said.
After getting the news of the accident, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the spot and got information about the whole matter. He described the incident as sad.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced Rs 10 lakh to the family of the deceased and a government job to a dependent.
He has also announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 1 lakh to the moderately injured.