Three members of a family were killed and 15 others injured when a speeding bus hit a motorcycle and overturned near Palhan village, 30 km from the district headquarters on Saturday.

Police said the mishap took place occurred when Mukesh Vishwakarma (28), his wife Shagun (24) and their two-year-old son were going on the bike to attend a marriage in Nai Basti near Satna when the speeding bus hit them before overturning.

The family of three was killed on the spot while 15 bus passengers sustained injuries, the police said.