6 killed, 17 Injured After Bus Comes in Contact with Live Wire In Rajasthan

Jaipur:  Six persons were killed and seventeen others sustained injuries in Rajasthan’s Jalore district as a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an electric wire in Maheshpur of Jalore district late on Saturday night.

The incident took place around 10.30 pm Saturday.

The bus was on its way to Ajmer (and Beowar situated near it) from Nakoda pilgrimage on Saturday. The bus apparently lost its way while following the google map and reached a small village.

While making its way through the narrow lanes of the village, the bus came into contact with the high tension wire.

The conductor tried to remove the high tension wire, however the current soon passed into the bus through him, leaving six persons dead as the bus caught fire.

The deceased include the driver and the conductor

Seven persons among the 17 injured have been referred to a Jodhpur hospital while the other injured were sent home after preliminary treatment.

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