At least 12 people lost their lives, while 20 others were injured after a mini-truck overturned on the Jabalpur-Chargawan road in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur district on Monday.
#UPDATE Madhya Pradesh: Vehicle overturns on Jabalpur-Chargawan road, 12 dead and more than 20 injured
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According to the Hindustan Times, the mini truck was carrying labourers when it overturned near Neechi village on Jabalpur-Chargawan road. The driver reportedly jumped out of the truck and escaped. The injured have been taken to Jabalpur for medical treatment.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoled the death of the victims and also declared an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to the next of kin of those killed in the accident and Rs 50,000 to those who suffered injuries. Chouhan also said that the state government would bear the medical expenses of those injured.