10 killed in Rajasthan bus accident

Ten people were killed and 36 injured in Rajasthan Sunday when a bus carrying pilgrims collided head on with a truck, police said.

IANS| Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014, 14:29 PM IST

Jaipur: Ten people were killed and 36 injured in Rajasthan Sunday when a bus carrying pilgrims collided head on with a truck, police said.

The accident took place around 6.30 a.m. on the Mandia by-pass near Pali, some 300 km from here.

The bus carried pilgrims from Utharada village in Salumber tehsil of Udaipur district.

"It was returning from the shrine of Baba Ramdeo, a local deity, near Pokharan in Jaisalmer district, when a truck collided with it head on," Superintendent of Police Jainarayan Sher told IANS over phone.

Of the injured, 18 are critical, Sher added.

A case has been filed against the driver of the bus and the cause of the accident is being investigated, police said.