Many passengers injured as bus overturns

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2019 11:37:25


Staff Reporter,

Several passengers of a private bus injured after the bus overturned while taking a turn near Phanda toll plaza at Indore-Bhopal highway within the limits of Khajuri police on Tuesday.

At the time of incident, BJP MLA Sudesh Rai was heading towards Bhopal Vidhan Sabha to take part in the proceeding and when he saw the overturned bus, he stopped his vehicle and called 108 ambulance for the injured passengers. He also informed local administration about it and instructed to ensure every possible help to them. According to SHO of Khajuri police, Haricharan Pandey, the incident took place at around 10am when a private of Verma travels (MP-20-PA-4156) carrying 35 passengers was coming from Shirdi (Maharashtra) towards Bhopal, overturned near Phanda toll plaza when the driver allegedly dozed off near Tumda Jaud leaving total 8 persons injured.

A team of police however reached the spot and rushed the victims to Hamidia hospital with the help of 108 ambulance and their condition is reported to be out of danger. The bus has been seized by the police and the bus driver has been booked on charges of negligent driving. Meanwhile in another incident, a biker was hit and dragged for 25 meters by an SUV in Piplani area resulting in his death on the spot on Monday night. According to Piplani police, deceased Dharmendra Singh (30), a resident of Indrapuri area worked in Mahindra Finance Company.

He was engaged recently and was going to get married after 19 days. The incident took place at around 11pm on Monday while he was returning home riding his Pulsar bike after giving his wedding cards to relatives when a Mahindra Xylo SUV hit his bike from behind and in a bid to escape from the spot, the four-wheeler dragged man for several meters resulting in his death.The SUV was seized by the police and the accused driver identified as Vajeer alias Baba Ali, a resident of Nizamuddin Colony who takes contracts of decoration in wedding was arrested by the police.