At least 13 die as bus plunges into Narmada river in MP
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At least 13 people were killed when a bus carrying over 30 passengers fell into Narmada river near Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh Monday morning, an official said.
The bus, belonging to Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), was en-route from Madhya Pradesh's Indore to neighbouring to Amalner in Jalgaon district of neighbouring Maharashtra, when it slipped into the river at around 9:30 am, the MSRTC managing director Shekhar Channe told sources.
The accident occurred on the National Highway No.3 (Agra-Mumbai road), situated close to Dhar and Khargone borders, as per a report from newsagency PTI.
The bus crashed into a railing of the bridge before falling into the river, the report said.
As many as 13 bodies have been fished out and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rushed to the spot.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said 15 people were rescued.