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At least 13 killed after bus carrying about 40 people plunges into river in India

At least 13 people were killed and several others were injured after a bus plunged into the Narmada river in the Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh, on Monday morning.

The Maharashtra Roadways bus was going from Indore to Pune when the accident took place.

The Pune-bound bus fell off the Khalghat Sanjay Setu after crashing into a railing of the bridge in Dhar.

“About 40 people were onboard the bus and 13 bodies have been recovered so far,” Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, said.

“The district administration team is present at the accident site. The bus has been removed. I am in constant touch with Khargone, Dhar district administration. Instructions have been given to make arrangements for proper treatment of the injured,” Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in a tweet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The bus tragedy in Dhar, Madhya Pradesh is saddening. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. Rescue work is underway and local authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected.”