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Several Passengers Missing after Bus Falls into Canal in MP; Rescue Operations On

A bus, carrying around 50 passengers, fell into a canal in Sidhi after the driver lost control over it. 7 people rescued, search underway for rest of the passengers. (ANI)

A bus, carrying around 50 passengers, fell into a canal in Sidhi after the driver lost control over it. 7 people rescued, search underway for rest of the passengers. (ANI)

Sources said that at least 50 passengers were travelling in the bus at the time of the incident which occurred around 8:30 AM.

Many passengers are feared drowned after a bus fell off a bridge into a canal near Patna village in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday morning, police and eye witnesses said. District superintendent of police Pankaj Kumawat said rescue operation was underway.

Sources said that at least 50 passengers were travelling in the bus at the time of the incident which occurred around 8:30 AM. According to eye witnesses, the bus has sank in the canal and not visible now. It is feared that the bus was swept away in the water current.

At least seven persons swam to the banks of the canal while others are missing, they said. Further details are awaited.

first published:February 16, 2021, 11:23 IST
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