At least three people were killed and seven injured after a bus ferrying labourers from Delhi to Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh toppled at Jhorasi ghati in Gwalior. The bus was carrying around 100 labourers, several times more than its capacity.
Many of the travellers attempted to jump off the bus to save their lives.
Accident: 3 dead & 7 injured after an overloaded bus with 100 labourers returning from Delhi to Tikamgarh lost balance at Jhorasi ghati in Gwalior. Many jumped to save their lives. Tikamghar in MP’s Bundelkhand region has a large population of migrant labourers @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/U476AqGLlv
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SP Gwalior, Amit Sanghi said, “Overloaded bus carrying more than 100 labourers going from New Delhi to Tikamgarh got disbalanced at Jourasi ghati. At least 3 died, 7 are injured.”
Tikamghar, in MP’s Bundelkhand region, has a large population of migrant labourers.
The national capital is witnessing an exodus of migrants as the second wave of Covid-19 ushers in fresh restrictions.