Eleven pilgrims killed in bus-truck collision in Pali, Rajasthan

Eleven pilgrims were killed and more than 30 injured when a bus carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Pali district on Sunday. The bus carrying pilgrims from different villages of Udaipur was returning from the shrine of Baba Ramdeo near Pokhran when the mishap took place, district magistrate (Pali) Rohit Gupta said. "When the bus was passing through Manida village on the Pali-Udaipur bypass at about 6 am, it collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction", said Gupta. 
The bus was carrying about 45 passengers.  The bus was carrying about 45 passengers. While the driver of the truck was missing after the accident, the bus driver was killed in the accident. The Pali administration has announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 50,000 each for the next of the kin of the deceased from the chief minister's Relief Fund.