At least 12 persons were burnt to death and 40 others injured when a bus they were travelling in caught fire after colliding with a trolley at the Jodhpur National Highway in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Wednesday, police said.
According to police, the injured were rushed to a government hospital, which referred 13 victims to Jodhpur hospital as their condition was critical.
Fire brigades from Pachpadra, Balotra, and Barmer refinery were pressed into service to douse the flames.
As per an eyewitness, the trolley was coming from the wrong side and rammed into the bus leading to the tragedy.
The number of deaths are likely to go up as some of the victims are stated to be very critical, police said.