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14 killed in Rajasthan bus-truck collision

Posted on Nov 22, 04:28PM | IANS

At least 14 people were killed and 36 others injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck in Rajasthan's Churu district Thursday morning, police said.

The accident took place around 3 a.m. near Hasiyasar village on Jaipur-Ganganagar road in Churu district, some 350 km from here.

"The private bus was carrying over 50 passengers. It lost control and rammed into the truck coming from the opposite direction," said a police officer.

At least 10 passengers died on the spot, while four others succumbed to injuries at various hospitals in the area.

Residents of nearby villages also joined the rescue operation and helped the police in rushing the victims in hospitals at Bikaner, Sikar and Hanumangarh towns, the officer said.