More than 20 people were killed and several others injured when a private bus fell into a gorge near Namli town, Madhya Pradesh, on 14 October.
The death toll in the accident is likely to rise.The Prime Minister's Office tweeted:
Extremely distressed by the loss of lives caused by the bus accident in Ratlam, MP. My thoughts are with the bereaved families: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 14, 2016
I wish those injured in the bus accident in Ratlam a quick recovery: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 14, 2016
According to reports, the bus was on its way to Mandsaur from Ratlam when the accident occurred.
Eyewitnesses said the bus was moving at a high speed and suddenly overturned before falling into the gorge.
According to unconfirmed reports, there were about 40-45 passengers in the bus. However, according to the police, that figure is incorrect.
Efforts were on to pull the bus out of the gorge with the help of local residents.
Senior officials have rushed to the spot and further details are awaited.
- With PTI inputs