Many killed, injured in road mishaps in Rajasthan

Twenty-one people were killed and 65 others injured in three road mishaps in different parts of Rajasthan, police said on Friday.

Fifteen passengers of a private bus were killed and 41 injured when the bus collided with a truck and caught fire near Sanchore area in Jalore district on Friday evening.

The bus, which was on its way to Barmer from Sanchore, met with the mishap on a highway in Siwana area.

"Those who could manage to jump out of the badly damaged bus survived, but those who were stuck inside the bus were killed," additional district collector C.L. Meena said.

The flames were put out with the efforts of fire-tenders and locals, he said, adding that the bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital. The injured are admitted in various hospitals in the district, Meena said.

In another incident in Bikaner, four persons were killed and 23 injured when a bus with wedding party overturned in the wee hours on Friday. The bus was returning to the groom's village after the wedding at Hiran Camp when the mishap occurred under Doongargarh police station circle.

Two women were killed and a man injured when a truck hit their motorcycle near Bagru area on Thursday night in Jaipur, police said.

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