6 Die burned alive in bus accident in Jalore, Rajasthan – India
6 Die burned alive in bus accident in Jalore, Rajasthan – India. A major accident in Jalore, Rajasthan has claimed 5 lives and injured 36 in India today according to Hindustantimes.
All the passengers on the bus were from the Jain community and were returning to Ajmer after visiting a temple in Beawar.
When a bus ran into an 11kv high tension electric line and caught fire on Saturday night around 10:45 pm.
The 36 who sustained burn injuries were rushed to a nearby hospital in the Jalore district.
“Due to the critical condition of some people, they were referred to Jodhpur. All victims belong to the Jain community, who were returning to Ajmer and Beawar after visiting the Nakoda shrine,” official reports state.
The accident took place in Maheshpura village, 7 km from Jalore district.
“Jain devotees left Beawar on Friday night in two buses after visiting the Jain temple in the district. The driver of one of the busses lost the way and reached Maheshpura village. While passing through the narrow lanes of the village, the bus hit the 11 KV line and caught fire,” the district official added.
The president quickly took to Twitter to share his condolences to the victims and their families.
जालौर, राजस्थान में हुई दर्दनाक बस दुर्घटना के बारे में जानकर गहरा दुख हुआ है। शोक संतप्त परिवारों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ। मैं घायल हुए लोगों के शीघ्र स्वस्थ होने की कामना करता हूँ।
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 17, 2021
“I am deeply saddened to learn about the painful bus accident in Jalore, Rajasthan. My condolences to the bereaved families. I wish those injured to get well soon.”
Some of the injured have been identified as Priyanka, Nisha, Shakuntala, Anushi, Shilpa, Sunita, Seema, Ritika and Shilpa.
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