A tragic incident occurred on the Jaipur-Agra National Highway in Rajasthan's Bharatpur, resulting in the loss of at least 11 lives and leaving 12 individuals injured. The accident took place early on a Wednesday morning at approximately 4:30 am. A truck collided with a bus that was en route from Bhavnagar, Gujarat, to Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
The tragic incident unfolded when the bus experienced a breakdown on a bridge. A survivor's account reveals that at the time of the collision, the bus driver and several passengers were positioned behind the stalled vehicle. Media reports confirm that the bus had come to a halt on the Antra flyover in the Lakhanpur area due to running out of fuel. Regrettably, this is when a speeding truck collided with it from the rear. According to the authorities, five men and six women lost their lives at the scene. The police have initiated a case and are currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
Rajasthan's Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, expressed his heartfelt condolences for the departed souls. He took to X (formerly Twitter) and said, “In the collision between a bus and a trailer, 11 devotees who had come on a religious pilgrimage from Gujarat, have been killed in Bharatpur. It is extremely sad. Police-administration is on the spot and the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment.”
“I pray to God to give peace to the souls of all the deceased and courage to the families,” he added.