New Delhi: As many as 12 people including a child have been confirmed dead in a bus-truck collision in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Wednesday (November 10, 2021). As per initial reports, 22 people have also sustained injuries in the accident that took place near the Bhandiyawas village on the Barmer-Jodhpur National Highway.
Forensic and rescue teams are currently on the spot.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the deaths and has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the kins of the deceased.
He has also prayed that the injured have a quick recovery and has said that they would be given Rs 50,000 each.Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also spoken to the Barmer district collector and has asked him to ensure proper treatment for the injured. Both vehicles went up in flames after the accident, as shown in the pictures shared by former Rajasthan Minister Gajendra Singh.