Eleven pilgrims die in Rajasthan accident

Jodhpur, Dec 11: At least eleven pilgrims were killed and over half a dozen were injured on Wednesday when the jeep in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district, police said.

The accident took place near Balesar village in Jodhpur district, some 450 km from state capital Jaipur.

Among the dead were 2 women and 2 children.

"All the victims were residents of Gujarat. They were on their way to visit Ramdewara, a famous religious destination near Jaisalmer district. A truck coming from Jaisalmer collided head-on with the jeep," said a police official.

Eleven of the jeep passengers, including two women and two children, died, while at least seven were rushed to a hospital in Jodhpur, some 75 km from the accident spot, where they are undergoing treatment.

"The condition of two of the injured is serious," said the official.


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