Five killed in bus-tanker collision in Rajasthan

Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 47 others injured when a bus collided with a tanker on a highway near Phalodi in Jodhpur district, officials said on Sunday.

“The accident occurred late last night when a bus collided with a tanker about 35 kms from Phalodi on the Jaisalmer highway. We admitted 21 people in Phalodi hospital and rest in Jodhpur hospital,” Virendra Singh, SHO, Phalodi police station told IANS.

Ashok, an injured passenger said, “We all are from the Jain community. Around 60 of us were travelling from Phalodi to Jaisalmer. Suddenly the collision happened and I don’t remember how. We asked for help and people took us to the hospital.”

Constable of Phalodi Police Station, Gopi Kishan said, “These passengers are all from Gujarat and had come to visit Jaisalmer and are from the Jain community.”

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