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9 killed as bus carrying pilgrims overturns near Udaipur

Six women and three men were killed in the accident near Nehla village, around 10 km from Rajasthan’s lake city Udaipur

india Updated: Jul 22, 2017 12:15 IST
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
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The bus carrying pilgrims had started its journey from Ahmedabad Friday night. It was on a 16-day tour of religious places, including Pushkar and Haridwar.(Representational Photo)

Nine people, including six women, were killed and 22 injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat overturned near Udaipur on Friday, police said.

The accident occurred near Nehla village, around 10 km from Rajasthan’s lake city Udaipur, when the driver of the private bus lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a two-wheeler, Rajendra Prasad, superintendent of police, Udaipur, said.

The bus carrying pilgrims had started its journey from Ahmedabad Friday night. It was on a 16-day tour of religious places, including Pushkar and Haridwar.

Six women and three men were killed in the accident, said Prasad, adding that those injured were rushed to a government hospital in Udaipur.

Most of the dead were above 45 years, he said.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 12:15 IST