Rajasthan: 13 killed, several injured as truck runs into marriage procession in Pratapgarh

19

At least 13 people were killed and several others were injured after fatally hit by a truck in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district late on Monday night.

According to the reports, the incident happened near Ramdev temple on State Highway-113 when the speeding truck, going to Banswara from Nimbahera, rammed into the marriage party moving on the roadside.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic accident.

“Deeply saddened to hear about the tragic accident on NH-113 in Chhoti Sadri, #Pratapgarh in which many people have lost their lives and several have been injured. My heartfelt condolences to the grieved families. I pray for speedy recovery of injured people,” Gehlot tweeted.

A police official said, nine people died on spot and four died on the way to a hospital and injured were referred to hospital.

An investigation into the matter is underway.