At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured after a passenger bus hit a stationary goods truck Thursday in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said, ONA reports citing Xinhua.
The accident took place in the morning at 6:30 (local time) in Rewa district, about 500 km northeast of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh.
"In a tragic road accident here today at Gud Bypass, nine passengers were killed and 20 others injured after a bus carrying them rammed into a stationary goods truck," a police official said. "The injured were immediately removed to the nearest hospital."
Following the accident, the police rushed to the spot and along with the rescue team.
Police officials have registered a case and initiated investigations to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Preliminary investigations carried out by the police suggest the bus carrying local passengers was being rashly driven.