Nine killed in road accident in Barmer

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Barmer, Jul 20 (UNI) Nine people, including four women, were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between a jeep and a bus near Harsani Ka Pata village, 15 km from here, this afternoon.

According to police sources, they were returning home from Jaisalmer when their jeep rammed the oncoming bus.

While five people died on the spot, four succumbed to their injuries later at a hospital in Jodhpur.

Two injured were still undergoing treatment at hospital, the sources added.

The District Collector has sanctioned an ex gratia payment of Rs 10,000 to the next of kin of each deceased.

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