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Rajasthan: 24 Killed As Bus Carrying Wedding Party Plunges Into River

Rajasthan Accident: All The Passengers Were Travelling To Attend A Wedding Party.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 26 Feb 2020, 12:49:51 PM
Rajasthan Accident

The deaths include 11 men, 10 women and three children. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)

New Delhi:

At least 24 people were killed and four others sustained injuries on Wednesday after a bus carrying passengers fell into a river on Kota-Dausa highway in Bundi district. The deaths include 11 men, 10 women and three children. All the passengers were travelling to attend wedding party."The wedding party with 28 persons on board was headed to Sawai Madhopur from Kota early morning when the driver apparently lost balance of the bus while traversing a bridge near Papdi village under Lekhari police station limits," news agency PTI quoted Lakheri Sub-Inspector Rajendra Kumar as saying.

"The bus, subsequently, plunged into Mej river from the bridge that had no wall or railing. Thirteen people died on the spot while 10 others succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital," he added.

Expressing grief over the loss of lives, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, "I am deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident in Bundi in which about 25 people have lost lives after the bus fell into river Mej.. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loves ones in this tragedy. I wish speedy recovery to all injured (sic)."

The accident comes days after when in Gujarat at least 12 people were killed and four others were injured during a night in a collision between a truck and a tempo near Mahuvad village in Vadodara district.

“Twelve people have been killed and four others injured in the accident between a tempo and a truck,” district Superintendent of Police Sudhir Desai had said at that time. The injured were shifted to SSG Hospital in Vadodara.  

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First Published : 26 Feb 2020, 12:33:53 PM