2 road accidents kill 10 people in India’s Rajasthan
NEW DELHI, Nov. 12 -- At least 10 people were killed and five others injured Tuesday in two separate road accidents in India's western state of Rajasthan, police said. The first accident in which seven people were killed took place in Deshnok town of Bikaner district, 361 km northwest of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. "This morning a jeep carrying passengers collided with a truck on highway here, killing seven people and injuring five others," a senior police official posted in Bikaner said. "Those injured in the accident also include two motorcycle-borne men who came under the impact of collision between the two vehicles." Officials said the injured were immediately removed to the nearest hospital for treatment. The bodies, according to police, have been taken to local hospital for post-mortem and will be handed over to their relatives. In another accident, three people were killed on the highway in Pachpadra of Barmer district, 441 km west of Jaipur. Police officials have registered both cases and initiated investigations to ascertain the cause. Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed grief over deaths in these accidents. Deadly road accidents remain common in India caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving. Officials said an average over 400 people die of road accidents everyday in India.