Jaipur: Six persons were killed and 45 others injured when a state transport bus they were travelling in overturned on National Highway 12 this evening in Tonk district of Rajasthan.
The bus en route to Jaipur from Kota was near Deoli area around 4 pm when the driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle and it overturned, leaving six persons dead, a police official present at the spot said.
District collector, Tonk, Rekha Gupta said of the total persons injured in the mishap, 10 were undergoing treatment in Jaipur, where the condition of eight of them was stated to be critical.
10 persons injured in the incident were being treated locally in Tonk, while the remaining five were discharged after primary treatment, she said.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has condoled the demise of the six persons.
Raje has directed officials to ensure proper treatment arrangement for those injured in the accident, a statement issued tonight said.
Congress has also expressed condolence on the mishap and demanded compensation for the victims.
PCC chief Sachin Pilot has demanded that the state government provide compensation to those injured and to next of the kin of the deceased in the accident, a statement said.
Later, Tonk’s District Collector Gupta announced a financial compensation of Rs 50,000 each for the family members of the deceased and Rs 10,000 for those injured, from the Chief Minister’s Relief fund.
The state roadways also announced relief of Rs 10,000 for the deceased’s family and Rs 5,000 for the injured, a release said tonight.