Pachpadra: As many as 11 people died while 22 others got injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck at Pachpadra in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Wednesday, officials 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.
Five people dead, several injured in collision between a passenger bus and a truck near Pachpadra in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, say police
CM Ashok Gehlot directs District Collector regarding relief and rescue operations, asks him to ensure medical treatment for the injured pic.twitter.com/wLyd9ra0xt
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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.