According to the information given by the officials, minimum of 21 people lost their lives after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district.
The accident in which more than 20 others were injured, occurred late on Tuesday when the driver lost control of the vehicle while crossing the Jogdaha bridge. The mini-truck crashed through the railing and plunged into the river.
The wedding party was en route to Bahari in Sidhi from Deosar in Singrauli district. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed grief over the incident. The relief and rescue operations continued through the night. All bodies have been recovered. The injured were in hospital.