Tragic Road Accident in Durg, Chhattisgarh: 12 Dead, Over 20 Injured as Bus Plunges into Mine Shaft

Reported by Harsh Tripathi

In a devastating incident on Tuesday evening, a bus carrying around 40 passengers slipped off the road and fell into a 40-foot-deep mine shaft filled with murram soil in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. The accident resulted in the loss of 12 lives, with more than 20 people sustaining injuries.

The mishap occurred near Khapri village under the jurisdiction of Kumhari police station. According to Superintendent of Police (City Area) Harish Patil, the incident took place around 8:30 PM when workers from a distillery company were returning home after completing their shift. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals for treatment, with some in critical condition being transferred to AIIMS for specialized care.

Initial reports suggest that the bus lost control and veered off the road, plunging into the unguarded mine shaft. Prompt action was taken by the police, who immediately rushed to the scene to initiate rescue operations. The injured individuals are currently undergoing treatment at hospitals in Raipur and Bhilai.

Expressing sorrow over the tragic incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured. He assured that the state government is closely monitoring the situation and providing all possible assistance to the affected families.

President Draupadi Murmu also extended her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and expressed hope for the swift recovery of the injured. She termed the accident as deeply saddening and prayed for the peace of the departed souls.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh took to social media to express his grief over the accident. He informed that the bus, belonging to a private company, met with the unfortunate mishap near Kumhari, resulting in the loss of 11 lives. He assured proper medical care for the injured and urged everyone to pray for the departed souls and strength for the affected families.

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