Bhopal: A private bus taking workers to Uttar Pradesh for Diwali toppled on Sunday in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district, injuring at least 30 people including four who were seriously injured.
The bus, reportedly carrying over 100 passengers, was coming from Surat. The accident occurred on the Guna bypass road, 6 km from the Guna district headquarters, news agency PTI reported quoting an official as saying.
“The injured passengers have been admitted to the district hospital. One of the four injured has been rushed to Gwalior for advanced health care,” Guna Sub Divisional Magistrate Virendra Baghel said.
The bus was headed towards Kanpur when it met with the accident at noon, the SDM said.
According to some passengers, the driver of the bus was drunk and the vehicle was speeding.
“We will conduct a medical test of the driver who also sustained injuries to know if he was inebriated,” Baghel said.
He said the passengers claimed the bus had more than 100 passengers against its capacity of 52, reports PTI.