The mishap took place this morning when the private bus was on its way to Parasia from Indore, Sohagpur Police Station in-charge, said Siddharth Singh.
The bus was crossing a river bridge near Longabanjari village about 7 kms away from Sohagpur when the incident happened.
Rescue operations were underway and so far 15 bodies have been recovered, he said, adding the number of casualties may further increase.
The deceased have not been identified yet.

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