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Sikar Accident: Death toll reaches to 12; CM Gehlot condoles loss of lives

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 January 2023, 13:09 IST
Sikar road Accident

The death toll in the tragic road mishap in Rajasthan’s Sikar district has increased to 12. The incident took place on January 1 near Maji Saheb’s Dhani located on Palsana Road when a speeding pickup van collided with a bike and rammed into a truck.

The collision was so intense that eight people, including women, died on the spot and nine others sustained severe injuries.

“Eight people were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Sikar district. The accident occurred near Maji Sahab Ki Dhani after a pickup hit a bike and rammed into another vehicle,” said Ratan Lal Bhargava, ASP Sikar.

The speeding pickup truck lost control and hit a man and his wife who were on the bike. It then rammed into an oncoming truck carrying a drilling machine.

The deceased were the residents of Sikar’s Chomu and Samod town. The accident led to a heavy traffic jam on the road which was later cleared by the police.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed condolences and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“It is very sad that 8 people died in a road accident on Palsana-Khandela road in Khandela area of Sikar. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members, may God give them the strength to bear the losses, may the souls of the departed rest in peace. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery,” CM Gehot tweeted in Hindi (rough translation).

Further details are awaited.

First published: 2 January 2023, 13:09 IST