BHOPAL: Eleven persons, including five students, were killed and five others injured today in a collision between a mini bus and an auto rickshaw near Biaora town on national highway in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, police said.
"As many as 11 persons, including four girls and a boy, were killed as a bus and an auto rickshaw collided, about 7 km from Rajgarh in evening," Rajgarh SP Himani Khanna told PTI.
Initial information was that the deceased included ten children, officials said.
The accident took place near Kishangarh culvert on the stretch between Rajgarh and Biaora on NH-12, she said.
The children were returning in the auto rickshaw after appearing for school exam from Rajgarh. The private mini bus, headed to Rajgarh, collided with the auto and overturned, Khanna said.
"Five injured persons were taken to district hospital. Of these, two are serious," the SP said.
Further details are awaited.