25 dead, 3 serious in bus accident in Kota, Rajasthan

Bus accident in Kota

The Hush Post| 1:20 pm|one-minute-read|

Twenty-five people died and three others sustained serious injuries in an accident in Bundi, Rajasthan.

A private bus carrying a wedding party fell into a river on Kota-Dausa highway in Bundi district today morning, police said.

The wedding party had 28 people on board. It was headed to Sawai Madhopur from Kota early morning. That is when the driver apparently lost control of the bus while crossing a bridge near Papdi village under Lekhari police station limits.

Subsequently, the bus fell into Mej river from the bridge that had no wall or railing.

Thirteen people died on the spot. Ten others succumbed to their injuries on way to the hospital. The deaths include 11 men, 10 women and three children.

The injured were taken to Lekhari government hospital from where the critically injured are being referred to a government hospital in Kota. Most of the injured people were rescued with the help of locals in the village.

“Deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident,” tweeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He confirmed that “25 people have lost their lives.”

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