14 dead, 20 injured as vehicle overturns in Madhya Pradesh; PM Modi, CM Mohan Yadav announces ex-gratia


As many as 14 persons were killed while 20 others sustained injuries, after a pick-up vehicle overturned Madhya Pradesh’s Dindori district on the night of February 28, news agency ANI reported. The accident occurred on Wednesday night at the Badjhar ghat. The accident occurred when the victims were returning to Amhai Devri from Masurghugri village in the district’s Shahpura block after attending a programme, said Sub Divisional Officer of Police Mukesh Avindra as reported by PTI.

Upon getting the information, the police reached the spot and sent the injured to a nearby health centre.

“14 people died and 20 injured after a pick-up vehicle lost control and overturned at Badjhar ghat in Dindori. Injured are undergoing treatment at Shahpura Community Health Centre,” Dindori Collector Vikas Mishra said as quoted by ANI. An official told PTI that six of the injured were reported to be in serious condition.

Expressing condolences over the loss of lives, Chief Minister Mohan Yadav announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and instructed for proper treatment of the injured.

“The Chief Minister said that financial assistance of ₹4 lakh each will be provided to the families of those who died in the incident. He also gave instructions to the district administration for proper treatment of the injured. On the instructions of the Chief Minister, Cabinet Minister Sampatiya Uikey will be reaching the spot,” the CMO added.

The CM has also given directions for a high-level inquiry and strict punishment for the guilty in the Dindori road accident which left 14 lives and 20 injured, a state minister said as reported by ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh from the PMNRF (Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund) for the deceased’s families of the Dindori road accident. “An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the mishap in Dindori, MP. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000: PM @narendramodi,” posted the Office of the Prime Minister on X.