6 burnt alive as bus comes in contact with live wire
Published: 12:57 PM, 17 January 2021 Updated: 12:58 PM, 17 January 2021
The bus caught fire after coming in contact with an electric wire
Six people were burnt alive and more than 30 others injured as a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an electric wire in India's Rajasthan on Saturday night.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Himmat Singh said that the accident took place around 10.30 pm in Maheshpura village of Jalore district when the bus driver lost his way and entered into a rural area where the vehicle came in contact with a hanging wire and caught fire.
The driver and the conductor of the bus died on the spot, while the four persons succumbed to their injuries during treatment in hospital.
Local media reported that the bus carrying around 40 passengers was on its way to Beawar in Ajmer from Nakoda in Barmer. The victims were returning to Beawar after visiting a Jain temple in Nakoda.