In the early hours of Tuesday, a bus carrying around 54 passengers plunged into a 30-foot deep canal in India after the driver lost control. According to locals, the incident took place at 7:30 am when the bus was going from the town of Sidhi to Satna village.

Locals from a nearby village rushed to the site to rescue people trapped in the bus. The bus has been removed with a crane along with 32 bodies, and many passengers are still reportedly missing.

Saddened by the disaster, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has expressed his sorrow in a video message posted on Twitter and has also announced a compensation of $6,870 to the families of the deceased.