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Fatal Bus Accident in Rajasthan, 4 Confirmed Dead

Rajasthan’s Dausa City was marred by a tragic bus accident on a fateful Sunday (5th November) night. Four people lost their lives, and at least 34 others sustained injuries when a private bus carrying over 70 passengers went off course and plunged onto a railway track near the Dausa Collectorate circle. Reportedly, the incident unfolded around 2:15 am.

The Tragic Incident:

The ill-fated private passenger bus, en route from Haridwar to Jaipur, reportedly lost control and fell from an overbridge onto the railway track, nearly 30 feet below, at the collectorate intersection in Dausa. According to police officials, the bus was carrying approximately 70 to 80 passengers, which further exacerbated the severity of the accident. The accident is confirmed to have taken place on Sunday night (5th November) at around 2:30 am.

Tragically, four passengers lost their lives, two women and two men, with their remains now resting in the mortuary of Dausa District Hospital, according to ANI.

Rescue Response:

In the wake of the accident, the remaining injured were swiftly transported to Dausa district hospital by Kotwali police, who utilized a fleet of around a dozen ambulances to ensure prompt medical attention. Local authorities are reported to have acted swiftly in response to the calamity.

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Dausa District Collector Qamar Chaudhary, ADM Rajkumar Kaswa, and Sub-Divisional Officer Sanjay Gora immediately rushed to the scene of the accident. They have assessed the situation at the accident site and also visited Dausa District Hospital to inquire about the well-being of the injured passengers.

Disrupted Trains:

The accident also had ripple effects on railway operations in the region. Train services are temporarily halted as the bus obstructed the railway track according to the District Collector Qamar Chaudhary. However, he has also confirmed with ANI that with the help of a crane, authorities managed to clear the track now.

He told ANi, “The train going from Jaipur to Delhi has been stopped for some time, the bus has been taken away from the track with the help of a crane and the track has been made smooth.”

Investigation Initiated?

A case has been registered in connection with the tragic bus accident, and further investigations are currently underway. Authorities are diligently working to determine the precise causes and circumstances leading to this unfortunate incident. As of now, more information is eagerly anticipated to shed light on the causes and contributing factors.

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Dausa, where this tragedy unfolded, is a city in the northern state of Rajasthan, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Dausa District and has a rich historical and cultural heritage.

Similar Past Incidents in Rajasthan:

The recent bus accident near Dausa, Rajasthan, is a painful reminder of the recurrent transportation tragedies that have shaken the state over the years. Here are some of the worst ones that locals remember like yesterday:

Bikaner Bus Accident (2019): In November 2019, a bus carrying passengers collided with a truck on the Bikaner-Jaipur highway. The impact was devastating, resulting in at least 12 killed and over 14 injured. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accident was caused by reckless driving and poor road conditions.

Sawai Madhopur Train Derailment (2017):Although not a road accident, the Sawai Madhopur train derailment was a significant transportation disaster. An express train derailed near Sawai Madhopur, resulting in 5 run over.

Barmer Tanker Explosion (2016): A catastrophic incident occurred in 2016 when a petrol tanker overturned in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. The tanker burst into flames, engulfing several nearby vehicles in a massive inferno. The accident resulted in 12 burnt to death on the scene and more injured.

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The recent bus accident near Dausa is yet another chapter in this ongoing narrative of transportation tragedies in Rajasthan. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families, and we will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

Source: ANI News

By: Ashbiha Fathima reporting from Chennai for True to Life

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