GG News Bureau
Bharatpur, 13th Sept. Eleven people from Gujarat were killed and at least 15 were injured when a trailer hit their bus from behind in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan early on Wednesday, police said.
The bus was on its way from Gujarat to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh when the accident occurred around 4.30 am, police said.
Expressing grief at the loss of lives and offering condolences to the victims’ families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 to the injured.
The police said the bus had stopped at Antra flyover in the Lakhanpur area when the trailer rammed into it from behind. Five men and six women died on the spot.
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 Bhavnagar district.