Jalore Rajasthan, (India): Six people were killed and 17 others sustained injuries as a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an electric wire in Maheshpur of Jalore district late on Saturday night.
The incident took place around 10.30 pm yesterday near district headquarters, Chagan Lal Goyal, Jalore Additional District Collector said.
The driver and the conductor of the bus died on the spot, while the four persons succumbed to their injuries during treatment in hospital.
“Seven persons among the 17 injured have been referred to a Jodhpur hospital. However, the driver and the conductor of the bus died on the spot while four succumbed to injuries during treatment in hospital,” Goyal said.
Further details into the matter are awaited.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday expressed condolences over an incident where six people died and 17 injured after a bus caught fire in Rajasthan’s Jalore.
“The news of the tragic death of many people due to electric current in a bus in Jalore (Rajasthan) is painful. My condolences to the bereaved family. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured people,” he tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi).