Sanchore: Sixteen passengers of a private bus were killed and 25 injured when the bus collided with a truck and caught fire near Sanchore area in Jalore district this evening.
The bus, which was on its way to Barmer from Sanchore, met with the mishap on a highway in Siwana area.
"Those who could manage to jump out of the badly damaged bus survived, but those who were stuck inside the bus were killed," additional district collector C L Meena told PTI.
The flames were put out with the efforts of fire-tenders and locals, he said, adding that the bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital.
The injured are admitted in various hospitals in the district, Meena said.
Story first published:
June 15, 2012 23:56 IST