One killed, many hurt as bus falls into gorge

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Aug 2017 11:03:48


Staff Reporter,

A passenger bus heading toward Sagar from Bhopal fell into a gorge killing an onboard passenger and leaving over three dozen injured at Jakha Pul within the limits of Umraoganj police station in Raisen district on Wednesday. On receiving information, police personnel from Kotwali as well as Umraoganj Police Station reached the spot and rushed the injured to a nearby district hospital for treatment.

According to SHO of Kotwali Abhay Nema, in the road mishap a passenger had lost his life but till now his identity could not be established whereas a total of 35 passengers were injured. Some of them were critically injured who were referred to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal.

The incident took place on Wednesday morning at around 11:30 when a passenger bus (MP-09 FA-0347) attached to Om Sai Travels was heading toward Sagar from Bhopal with three dozen passengers onboard reached Jakha Pull on Bhopal-Raisen Road where the driver of bus lost his control over the steering and the bus fell in 30-feet deep gorge. Soon after the incident the bus driver fled the spot leaving ill fated vehicle which has been seized by the police. Following the death of a passenger, a case under Section 304-A of the IPC has been registered by the police against errant bus driver and search has been intensified to nab him.