The injured were rushed to a primary health care centre in Devgarh for treatment. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)
At least four people including 3 children were killed and 21 others injured on Sunday when a speeding private bus overturned in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. The bus was heading to Jaipur from Ahmedabad when it overturned near Mada ki Bassi area, they said.
The injured were rushed to a primary health care centre in Devgarh for treatment, police added.
The deceased were identified as Priyanka (27), her daughter Dakshita (3), Aalia (7) and Dev Pratap (13).
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed his condolences for those killed in the accident. “My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear the loss. Wishing speedy recovery to injured,” he said in a tweet.
Saddened to know of the road accident in which five people have lost lives on NH8, #Rajsamand. My thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear the loss. Wishing speedy recovery to injured.— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) March 1, 2020
The accident comes days after, 24 people were killed and four others sustained injuries after a bus carrying passengers fell into a river on Kota-Dausa highway in Bundi district. The deaths include 11 men, 10 women and three children. All the passengers were travelling to attend wedding party." The wedding party with 28 persons on board was headed to Sawai Madhopur from Kota early morning when the driver apparently lost balance of the bus while traversing a bridge near Papdi village under Lekhari police station limits," news agency PTI quoted Lakheri Sub-Inspector Rajendra Kumar as saying.
"The bus, subsequently, plunged into Mej river from the bridge that had no wall or railing. Thirteen people died on the spot while 10 others succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital," he added.
Expressing grief over the loss of lives, Ashok Gehlot had said, "I am deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident in Bundi in which about 25 people have lost lives after the bus fell into river Mej.. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loves ones in this tragedy. I wish speedy recovery to all injured (sic)."