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Gwalior road accident claims 12 women among 13 lives; CM Chouhan announces compensation

Ten people including the auto driver died on the spot. Three women succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
 

Gwalior road accident claims 12 women among 13 lives; CM Chouhan announces compensation-dnm
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Gwalior, First Published Mar 23, 2021, 1:13 PM IST
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Thirteen people including twelve women were killed and four injured in a collision between an auto-rickshaw and a bus in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior on Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at around 5:30 am when the women, who were cooks at an 'anganwadi kendra' in Gwalior's Old Chawni area, were returning home after work, Gwalior collector Kaushlendra Vikram Singh said.

Ten people including the auto driver died on the spot. Three women succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

“They had gone in two auto rickshaws. An auto suffered a snag later, so they decided to return in a single auto. It's very unfortunate. We are trying our best to help the aggrieved families,” said Kaushlendra Vikram Singh, Gwalior collector. The auto was registered in the name of Dharmendra Parihar.

"We are investigating the circumstances of the accident and the exact cause," the official said.

Passengers traveling in the bus escaped unhurt, a senior official said, adding that the driver of the bus ran away from the spot leaving passengers in the bus stranded. The bus has been seized.

Madhya Pradesh Energy Minister Pradyumna Singh Tomar reached the spot soon after the accident.

No injuries were caused to the bus passengers, he said. Those who died were residents of Gole ka Mandir and Jaderua area in Gwalior.

“I am saddened by the untimely loss of precious lives in the deadly collision between bus and auto in Gwalior. I pray to God to grant the departed souls a place at his feet and their relatives to bear this tragedy. Om Shanti!” the chief minister’s tweet read.

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