40 passengers get evacuated from bus teetering on the edge of a bridge

In a heart-stopping incident a bus hit the railing of a bridge and was left teetering on the edge after an accident in central India earlier today (December 19).

The incident took place on the bridge over the river Narmada at Barwaha in Madhya Pradesh state, when a passenger bus from Indore to Burhanpur collided with a truck on the bridge and veered to the edge.

The left front and rear wheels of the bus were seen hanging outside the bridge, 75-feet above water.

Onlookers rushed to pull out about 40 passengers from the windows on the other side.

A passenger, Ashish Rawat, said: “The bus would have plunged into the river if it had not stopped after hitting the railing. We were shocked to see the wheel hanging outside the bridge.”

The local police rushed to the spot to manage the rescue work. “No one was hurt in the incident,” said an official.