At least sixteen people were killed and 24 others injured on
Tuesday when their bus collided head-on with a truck near Naugaon Navodaya Vidyalaya, a town
of central state of Madhya Pradesh, Indian media reported.
The bus was on its way to Chhatarpur from Harpalpur when it dashed with a Naugaon-bound truck
loaded with cement around 7am on Tuesday morning, local police said.
The accident claimed 12 lives on the spot while four others succumbed to injuries on way to a
Chhattarpur Collector Rajesh Bahuguna and other officials reached the spot soon after the mishap.
13 persons, eight in serious condition, were admitted in the Chhatarpur district hospital while the
remaining are undergoing treatment at Nougaon civil hospital, police said.
The district collector has announced an ex-gratia of Rupees one lakh each to the deceased person
and Rs. 10,000 each to the injured passengers.