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Bus accident: Madhya Pradesh government cancels event to be attended by Amit Shah

Many passengers are feared drowned after a bus fell off a bridge into a canal near Patna village in Sidhi district on Tuesday morning, police and eye witnesses said.

Published: 16th February 2021 11:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2021 11:52 AM   |  A+A-

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has cancelled the 'grih pravesh' or house-warming ceremony to be attended virtually by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in view of the Tuesday's Sidhi bus accident in which many passengers are feared drowned.

The cancellation of the event, which was scheduled to start at 11 am at Minto Hall here, was announced by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after he reached the venue.

Amit Shah was scheduled to take part via video conferencing in this programme for the beneficiaries of over one lakh houses constructed in Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Many passengers are feared drowned after a bus fell off a bridge into a canal near Patna village in Sidhi district on Tuesday morning, police and eye witnesses said.

As per preliminary information, at least 50 passengers were travelling in the ill-fated bus at the time of the accident.



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