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12 members of marriage party killed as truck falls off Sone river bridge in Madhya Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

At least 12 members of a marriage party were killed when a mini-truck carrying them fell off a bridge over the in district of tonight, officials said.

They said that the casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.

So far, 12 people are killed and nearly 20 are injured, District Collector told

The mini-truck fell off the near Amelia in station area of the district, he said.

The bus fell about 60-70-foot down on to the dry riverbed.

The site is about 42 km from the district headquarters, he said.

The injured were admitted to the district hospital.

Both the and the district police chief reached the spot and were supervising the rescue operation.

Further details were awaited, the officials added.

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 00:50 IST