Six people were killed and over 25 injured in a tragic road accident in Rajasthan’s Pali district late on Friday night when a tractor collided with a truck in Sumerpur.
The tractor-trailer was carrying pilgrims returning from Jaisalmer’s Ramdevra, where a temple of folk deity Baba Ramdev is located, when it collided with the truck, Sumerpur police station in-charge Rameshwar Bhati said.
He said that six people had died while over 20 had been injured. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.
Responding to the accident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief in a tweet shared by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday. “The accident in Pali, Rajasthan is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a speedy recovery of those injured,” he said.
The accident in Pali, Rajasthan is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a speedy recovery of those injured: PM @narendramodi
Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankar also expressed his condolences shortly after. “Anguished by the loss of lives in a road accident in Pali, Rajasthan. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured,” he said in a tweet.
(With agency inputs)