At least 13 people have been killed after a passenger bus caught fire following an accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna on Wednesday night.
Seventeen others were injured in the accident, where a private bus collided head-on with a dumper on the Guna-Aaron road. The injured peole have been shifted to nearby hospitals.
Guna District Collector Tarun Rathi confirmed the death toll to India Today and stated that those injured are out of danger.
“Seventeen people are currently undergoing treatment at the district hospital, and they are reported to be out of danger, while thirteen people lost their lives in the accident involving a bus and a truck,” the District Collector said.
The fire rendered the bodies unrecognizable, but a DNA test will be used to determine their identities.
He continued by saying that all of the bodies had been taken from the scene of the collision and that a thorough investigation was in progress to determine what caused it.