Bus going from Pandhurna to Saunsar overturns in ditch, more than a dozen passengers injured

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Chhindwara. A bus met with an accident on the Saunsar-Pandhurna road. It is reported that 13 passengers were injured in this accident. Of these, three have suffered serious injuries, who have been referred to Nagpur for treatment. The speeding bus, while descending from the road near Mohgaon, entered the pit below and collided with the tree. Mohgaon police team and 108 ambulance reached the spot immediately as Mohgaon police station was near from the spot. All the injured were rushed to Saunsar Civil Hospital through an ambulance. SI Halkell Singh Ahirwar posted in Mohgaon police station said that at around 9 in the morning, the Nilkamal bus on Saunsar to Pandhurna road was coming towards Saunsar with passengers. Due to a sudden steering failure in front of Mohgaon, the bus went down the road and overturned while hitting a tree. Due to this 13 passengers on the bus were injured who have been admitted to the civil hospital for treatment. Three passengers with serious injuries have been referred to Nagpur for treatment. Two school children were also injured in this accident. Mohgaon police provided first aid to the injured and recorded their statements. At the same time, the police has started investigation after the bus accident.

Question on fitness of bus

Questions have been raised on the fitness of passenger vehicles plying on roads other than major routes. According to eyewitnesses, the bus that had fallen victim to the accident was unfit. Which has probably never been investigated by the Transport Department. Kandam vehicles operate on the route from Saunsar to Pandhurna via Mohgaon. Whenever the Transport Department is investigated, these buses are stopped for some time. Slowly they start running on the roads again. After this bus accident, now the Transport Department will also reach to investigate the bus, after which action can be taken against the bus operator.