16 bus passengers electrocuted in Rajasthan

16 bus passengers electrocuted in Rajasthan

At least 16 persons were electrocuted today when a bus in which they were travelling came in contact with a live wire in Pachewar area of Tonk district of Rajasthan, officials said.

16 deaths are confirmed and several others also received burn injuries, District Collector Rekha Gupta said. Police and district administration officials have reached the spot, the DC said.The death toll is likely to increase, the SP Deepak Kumar said.

The private bus was carrying a marriage party from Baseda to Morla village in the district when the incident occurred in Pachewar area, about 70 kms from the district headquarters, Prabhati Lal Jat, SDO Malpura (Tonk district) said. Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria and agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini have also left for the incident spot.

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