Tragic Collision Between Truck & Bus Claims 11 Lives, Dozens Injured in Rajasthan

Rozana Spokesman

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Fatal Accident Occurs on Agra-Jaipur Highway, Uncertainty Looms Over Casualty Count


BHARATPUR: In a heart-wrenching tragedy, 11 individuals lost their lives, and over 12 sustained injuries as a bus collided with a truck in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, during the early hours of Wednesday. Authorities have expressed concerns that the death toll may rise as they continue to assess the situation. The ill-fated bus was carrying more than 45 passengers at the time of the accident.

The Horrifying Incident unfolded around 5:30 am near Hantara, situated along the Agra-Jaipur National Highway-21 within the jurisdiction of the Lakhanpur police station. The victims of this devastating collision include six women and five men, all hailing from Bhavnagar in Gujarat.

According to preliminary reports from the police, the bus was en route from Bhavnagar to Haridwar, via Mathura. Tragedy struck as the bus unexpectedly broke down on the Bharatpur-Agra highway in the early morning hours. Passengers, including the driver and conductor, disembarked from the bus to address the mechanical issue. It was during this moment of vulnerability that a truck collided with them, causing grave injuries and loss of life.

The quick response of other motorists passing by played a crucial role in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Observing the injured and unconscious individuals strewn on the road, they promptly contacted local authorities and summoned ambulances to the scene. The lifeless bodies of the victims have been transported to the mortuary at Bharatpur District Hospital.

In the chaotic aftermath of the collision, one body was carefully moved from the middle of the road to a safer location. However, the incident resulted in a significant traffic jam on the highway, further complicating rescue efforts. As of now, the injured individuals remain in critical condition, and authorities plan to question them once they regain consciousness.