The mishap took place as the brakes of the bus failed and it fell 25-feet down from the mountain road killing seven persons, Satna SP Sanjay Singh said.
The bus was on its way to Anooppur from Rewa when suddenly its brake failed and it fell down from Charkhi mountain road, he said.
Some of the deceased were identified as Rohini (35), Reoti (30), Drishti (4) and Ramdas Nigam (40), he said, adding the identity of remaining ones is yet to be ascertained.
The injured were admitted in Rewa and Bansagar hospitals where the condition of two is serious, the SP said, adding the toll may rise. The district collector has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10,000 each to the kin of those killed and Rs 5,000 to the injured, he said, adding investigations are underway.

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