13 dead in auto-bus crash in Gwalior

at 11:34 am
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New Delhi (NVI): At least 13 people were killed after a collision between a bus and an auto rickshaw in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh today morning.

The incident took place in Purani Chhawani area, when the bus was on its way to Morena, according to the police.

The deceased included 12 women and the driver of the auto-rickshaw, while eight women and the auto driver died on the spot, the others succumbed to their injuries in a hospital.

Reportedly, the accident happened at around 7 am when the women, who were cooks at an ‘anganwadi kendra’ were returning home after work.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over the accident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to injured.