Rajasthan: Eleven people from Gujarat were killed and at least 15 injured when a trailer rammed into their bus from behind in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district early on Wednesday, police said.
The bus was on its way from Gujarat to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred on the Jaipur-Agra Highway at around 4.30 am.
Trailer Rams Into Bus From Behind
The bus had halted at Antra flyover in the Lakhanpur area when the trailer rammed into it from behind. Five men and six women died on the spot, the police said.
Details On The Deceased
According to the police control room, Antu, Nandram, Lallu, Bharat, Lalji, his wife Madhuben, Ambaben, Kambuben, Ramuben, Anjuben and Madhuben -- the wife of one Arvind -- died in the accident. They were from Dihor in Gujarat's Bhav Nagar.
PM Modi Announces Ex-Gratia For Kin Of Deceased, Injured
Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who died in the road accident in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Rs 50,000 each was announced for the injured in the deadly crash.
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel while expressing grief on the incident said, "The road accident near Bharatpur in Rajasthan is shocking. Pilgrims from Gujarat died in the accident. I express my condolences to the bereaved families. I also pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured."