9 killed and 22 injured as bus carrying pilgrims overturns near Udaipur

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Nine individuals, including six women, were killed and 22 harmed when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat overturned near Udaipur today, police said.

The mischance happened near Nehla town, around 10 km from Rajasthan’s lake city Udaipur, when the driver of the private bus lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a bike, Rajendra Prasad, Superintendent of Police (SP), Udaipur, told to a news agency.

The transport carrying pilgrims had begun its journey from Ahmedabad the last night. It was on a 16-day tour of religious spots, including Pushkar and Haridwar.

Six women and three men were killed in the mishap, said the SP, including that those harmed were raced to a government hospital in Udaipur.

Most of the deceased were above 45 years, he said.

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