Nine dead bodies have been fished out of the fast-moving water of the river, Dhamnod police station in-charge Rajkumar Yadav told TOI.
“We are not clear about the number of passengers in the bus, which is completely submerged in the depths of Narmada river. There is a little chance of survival,” he said.
The bus was moving from Indore to Pune, when it broke the barrier and fell into the river, he said adding heavy machinery was deployed to drag the vehicle out of the water.
A team of state disaster response force (SDRF) is at the spot and coordinating with local fishermen in carrying out the rescue operation.
Senior officials from Indore and Dhar have rushed to the spot to take stock of the rescue work.