An elderly woman was killed and at least 45 other members of a marriage party were injured when their bus overturned in Madhya Pradesh's Umaria district on Thursday morning, the police said.
The accident took place at Marhai turn under Amarpur police station limits, about 55 km from the district headquarters. The victims, belonging to Shadhol, were returning along with the bride from Satna, the police said.
The driver of the speeding bus apparently lost control over the wheels, following which it toppled, a police official said.
At least 46 passengers were pulled out of the bus by locals and police and sent to a primary health centre at Bargi, where a 65-year-old woman, Ram Bai Gupta, died, he said.
Among the 45 injured, 20 to 25 people received severe injuries and they were rushed to the nearby Katni district for better medical treatment, the official said.
The bus driver fled after the accident and efforts were on to nab him, he added.