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

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

At least 15 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.

Fifteen people are killed and nearly 14 are injured, District Collector told

The injured were admitted to the district hospital.

Expressing deep sorrow over the accident, announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured, the said.

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

The vehicle fell about 60-70-foot down onto the dry river bed. Efforts were on to pull out the truck.

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

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

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First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 01:05 IST