Rajasthan: At Least 11 Dead, 22 Injured After Bus Collides With Truck
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has taken stock of the situation and directed officials to conduct prompt relief and rescue operations at the earliest.
At least 11 people were reported to have died and 22 others injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck at Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday, officials familiar with the development said. Earlier in the day, the news agency reported five deaths, citing the state police who confirmed the incident and also shared visuals from the accident site.
A few local media reports claimed that a resulting fire from the collision between the bus and the truck burned as many as 12 people alive; however, there is no official confirmation from authorities on this as of yet.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has taken stock of the situation and directed officials to conduct prompt relief and rescue operations at the earliest. The chief minister has also asked for immediate medical treatment of the injured.
About 25 people were reportedly on board the bus when it met with the road accident on the Barmer-Jodhpur highway.
More details are awaited.
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 01:33 PM IST
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi