12 dead, 22 injured in passenger bus-truck collision in Rajasthan's Barmer

At least 12 people were killed and 22 injured in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck near Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday. 

12 dead, 22 injured in passenger bus-truck collision in Rajasthan's Barmer
8 dead in collision between passenger bus and truck in Rajasthan's Barmer (Representative Image))

Barmer: At least 12 people were killed and 22 injured in a collision between a passenger bus and a truck near Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday. 

"12 confirmed deaths, including a child's and driver, reported in a passenger bus & truck collision; 22 injured, 8 people referred to Jodhpur. Unfortunately, identification of burnt bodies weren't possible; sent for DNA sampling",  Deepak Bhargav, SP-Barmer told news agency ANI.

Rajasthan Chief Minister CM Ashok Gehlot directed District Collector regarding relief and rescue operations, asked him to ensure medical treatment for the injured. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condloled the death in the tragic incident. PM Modi said in a tweet, "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". 

The prime minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the accident at the Barmer-Jodhpur Highway in Rajasthan. The injured would be given Rs 50,000 each.