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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Rajasthan: 11 killed, 15 injured in road accident


At least 11 people were killed and 15 injured early on Wednesday when a trailer collided with a parked bus in the Lakhanpur police station area of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan, a police source said.

According to the police control room, the accident took place on the Jaipur-Agra highway at around 4.30 am near Hantra in Bharatpur district, about 160 km east of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.

‘A trailer rammed into it from behind, killing 11 people and injuring 15 others,” a senior police official said.

11 people died on the spot in the accident. The deceased were identified as five men and six women, police officials added.

Police said the ill-fated bus carrying pilgrims was travelling from Bhavnagar in Gujarat to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred.

The injured have been admitted to RBM Hospital in Bharatpur, police said.

After receiving information, the District Superintendent of Police, Mridul Kachhawa, arrived at the spot and inquired about the accident.

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