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11 dead, 3 injured in road accident

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At least 11 people were killed and three others seriously injured after a truck and cabin pickup collided on Saturday morning on a highway in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district, police said.

Those who lost their lives in the accident include six women, four men and a child mostly from the Bolero Camper. The police are trying to identify the deceased.

Police and administrative officials and local representatives rushed to the spot near Sointra village on the Phalodi-Balotra mega-highway. They were helped by the villagers in removing the dead bodies and taking the injured to the ambulances for shifting them to the hospital. The three injured are undergoing treatment at MDM Hospital in Jodhpur and are critical.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted his condolences. He wrote: “Deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident on Balotra-Phalodi Mega Highway in Shergarh area, Jodhpur in which 11 people have lost lives. My heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones, may God give them the strength to bear this loss. I wish a speedy recovery to the injured (sic)”

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