Jaipur: At least three people were killed while more than 15 others were injured when two buses collided on Jaipur-Agra National Highway (NH-11) in Dausa district on Monday. The accident caused panic on the highway and caused a traffic jam. The mishap occurred when a Rajasthan Roadways bus on its way to Jaipur from Dholpur rammed into a Lok Parivahan bus.
The road accident occurred near Reta village on the national highway. According to preliminary reports, the Rajasthan Roadways bus driver suddenly applied breaks in order to avoid collision with a vehicle ahead of it. The Lok Parivahan bus was behind the Rajasthan Roadways bus. The bus rammed into the Rajasthan Roadways bus. The front portion of the Lok Parivahan bus was completely damaged and the passengers in the front got stuck.
Some commuters informed the police control room following which police teams and senior police and administration officers rushed to the spot. They launched a rescue operation. The rescue teams faced a lot of difficulty in pulling the bodies stuck inside the bus out.
Three injured victims were rushed to a hospital in Dausa where doctors declared three of them dead.
Traffic piled up on both sides of the accident spot on this busy national highway. The police had to tow away both the buses to clear the road.
The accident came a day after seven people were killed while 20 others were injured when a bus hit a dumper near Beawar in Ajmer district.
First published: July 9, 2018