At least 24 people were killed and many others were severely injured after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell off a bridge over the Sone river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district on Tuesday night, ANI reported. The casualties might go up as many more people were trapped inside the vehicle.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured, the district collector said.
The mini-truck fell off the Jogdaha bridge near Amelia in Bahri police station area of the district, he said.
As per reports, the mini-truck was reportedly coming from Singrauli district and was heading to Sidhi for a marriage.
Both the district collector and the district police chief reached the spot and were supervising the rescue operation, the officials added.
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