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Four children among 19 dead in Rajasthan accident
April 24, 2008 03:42 IST
At least 19 people, including eight women and four children, were killed and six others critically injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Wednesday night, the police said.
The accident occurred near Kanodia village, about 100 km from Joghpur on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer road, when a pick-up van carrying the people was on its way to Dechu from Setrawa and collided head-on with a truck at around 12.30 am, Jodhpur Superintendent of Police Sanjeeb Kumar Narzary told PTI.
All 19 bodies were recovered and kept at Dechu government hospital, while six critically injured persons were shifted to a Jodhpur hospital.
Inspector General of Police Rajiv Dasot, District Magistrate Naresh Pal Gangwar have rushed to the spot to oversee the rescue operations.