Rajasthan: Death toll in Barmer road accident surged to 12, 22 injured

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Superintendent of Police Deepak Bhargav has recently reported that death toll in the Barmer road accident rose to 12 on 10th of November.

According to Bhargav, as many as twelve people, including children and driver, have been killed in a mishap after a passenger bus collided with a truck at Pachpadra in Rajasthan’s Barmer district today. Out of 22 injured people in the accident, eight people have been referred to Jodhpur for intensive medical treatment.

“12 confirmed deaths, including a child’s and driver, reported in a passenger bus and truck collision; 22 injured, 8 people referred to Jodhpur. Unfortunately, identification of burnt bodies wasn’t possible; sent for DNA sampling,” Bhargav said.Earlier in the day, the police had reported five casualties in the road mishap while the exact figure of those injured was not revealed.

Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot took charge of the situation and ordained officials to initiate relief and rescue operations at the earliest.

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