Fire tragedy: Madhya Pradesh bus was running on lapsed papers – Times of India

Fire tragedy: Madhya Pradesh bus was running on lapsed papers - Times of India

Bhopal: Hours after 13 people died and 16 others were injured in a bus-dumper accident on Wednesday night, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav State Transport Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Jha transferred on Thursday Guna District Collector Tarun Rathi and SP Vijay Kumar Khatri on the “heartbreaking tragedy”.
The owner of the bus, Bhanu Pratap Sekarwar, is said to be the younger brother of Vishwanath Sekarwar, a contractor and vice-president of the BJP’s Guna district unit. The age of the 32 seater bus was 15 years. Initial information from the transport department revealed that his registration and fitness certificate had expired and he was not insured.
Based on the statements of the injured passengers, an FIR has been registered against the bus owner and driver and the dumper driver. There are no names in the FIR, just the registration numbers of the two vehicles. Both the drivers died in the accident. The transport department was taken away from Principal Secretary Sukhvir Singh and given to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajura. Regional Transport Officer Ravi Barelia and Gana Chief Municipal Officer BD Katrulia were suspended for delaying the arrival of the fire brigade at the accident site. Survivors and eyewitnesses said the fire brigade arrived an hour and a half later even though Gona was barely 7 km away.
President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia have expressed deep grief over the accident. The Chief Minister met the survivors of the tragedy at Gana District Hospital. He ordered a probe by a four-member committee headed by Additional District Magistrate Mukesh Kumar Sharma, which has been asked to submit its report within three days. Horror stories poured out of the wrecked bus as police began to investigate. Eleven bodies were found inside the bus and two near the entrance. The heat was so intense that five to six bodies were mixed together, making identification impossible. A DNA test will be conducted to identify the deceased.
According to preliminary investigations, the dumper was parked in neutral on the slope, but it seems that there was a fault in the steering and brakes, which resulted in a collision with a passenger bus on the outskirts of the city. Eyewitnesses and survivors told police horrifying stories of people falling on top of each other, blocking the exit, desperate to get out after the bus fell off its left side, and caught fire.
At least 15 to 17 passengers were rescued through the windows. Gaura Bai, one of the survivors, was worried that she could get out but her daughter was trapped. The lady was seated on the left with some relatives while her daughter was seated on the bonnet.
Watch 11 killed as bus catches fire in collision with dumper truck in Guna

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