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Madhya Pradesh: 14 killed, 21 injured after pick-up vehicle overturns in Dindori

Feb 29, 2024 08:57 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav announced a compensation of ₹four lakh for the families of the deceased.

At least 14 people were killed and 21 others injured in Madhya Pradesh's Dindori district after a pick-up vehicle overturned as the driver lost control in the wee hours of Thursday. The police said the incident took place under the jurisdiction of the Shahpura police station of Dindori district when the victims were returning from a "godh bharai" programme.

The police said the incident took place in Dindori district when the passengers were returning from a "godh bharai" programme.
The police said the incident took place in Dindori district when the passengers were returning from a "godh bharai" programme.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav announced a compensation of four lakh for the families of the deceased. Mohan Yadav directed the local administration to provide medical treatment to the injured. The chief minister also directed cabinet minister Sampatiya Uikey to rush to the accident spot in Dindori to oversee the rescue operations.

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“Chief Minister Mohan Yadav has expressed deep condolence over the untimely demise of many precious lives in a vehicle accident in Dindori district. He has prayed to God to grant peace to the departed souls and give strength to the family members to bear this thunderbolt. The chief minister said that financial assistance of 4 lakh each will be provided to the families of those injured in the incident. Instructions have been given to the district administration for proper treatment of the injured. On the instructions of the chief minister, cabinet minister Sampatiya Uikey is reaching Dindori,” the chief minister's office (CMO) said in Hindi in a post on X (formally Twitter).

Dindori accident: What we know so far

The accident took place near Badjhar Ghat around 1.30am when the vehicle's driver lost control over the wheels. As a result, the vehicle overturned, killing 14 people and injuring 21 others, the official said.

The victims had gone to Amhai Devri village to take part in the programme, the police said. Soon after getting information about the incident, Dindori district collector and superintendent of police rushed to help the victims.

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