BARMER BUS TRAGEDY: 12 KILLED AND 32 INJURED IN RAJASTHAN

In the Barmer district of Rajasthan, a bus collided with a bus resulting in the death of 12 people. 32 others were also injured in the incident. “Twelve persons have died and 32 others were injured. Some of the injured were referred to Jodhpur for treatment and some were discharged,” Barmer district collector said. The accident took place on the Barmer-Jodhpur highway, near the Bhandiyawas village. Both vehicles caught fire after the collision. 

 

The fire force was rushed to the spot of the incident as the fire had engulfed both the vehicles, and there was crowding and unrest in the hospital where the victims were being taken to. Survivors of the incident said the bus was packed with passengers and those who were sitting in the back managed to jump out of the vehicle as the fire was spreading. Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot spoke to the district collector and sought for proper treatment of those injured. 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his grief and announced a relief package for those who were lost in the accident. He also announced a package for the injured. “It is saddening that people have lost their lives due to a bus-tanker collision at the Barmer-Jodhpur Highway in Rajasthan. In this hour of grief, my condolences to the bereaved families. I pray that the injured have a quick recovery,” PM Modi tweeted. “An ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the accident at the Barmer-Jodhpur Highway in Rajasthan. The injured would be given ₹ 50,000 each,” added the Prime Minister.

 

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