2 die as bus falls off bridge, 2 die, over 3 dozen injured

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
In a tragic incident late on Monday night, a bus traveling from Indore to Ashoknagar veered off a bridge in Rajgarh, leading to two fatalities and 40 injuries. The injured individuals are currently receiving medical care at hospitals in Indore, Shajapur, Biora, and Pachore.

After the accident, the bus driver and conductor fled the scene. An eyewitness mentioned that the driver seemed intoxicated and was frequently using his phone while driving. The bus, operated by the Balaji Bus Service and en route from Indore to Pachore via the Agra-Mumbai highway, met with the unfortunate incident around 1:30 AM.

Upon being informed, police officials, under the leadership of Pachore station in-charge Akansha Sharma, promptly responded to the scene. They assisted in transporting the injured passengers to the Pachore hospital using a tractor-trolley. Hospital authorities noted that 22 severely injured passengers were taken to the Pachore hospital, with 19 of them being referred to Indore for advanced treatment.

Two passengers lost their lives in the accident. They have been identified as Hariom Singh Kushwah from Bhatoi, Ashoknagar, and an unidentified person. The bus had made a stop at a hotel between Dewas and Maksi before the mishap occurred. Despite halting twice before the driver lost control, the bus tragically went off the bridge, resulting in multiple injuries among the passengers.

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