Bikaner, Nov 21 (PTI) Seven persons, including a pregnant woman, were killed and over a dozen injured today in a head-on collision between a state transport bus and a pick-up jeep in the Nokha police station area of Bikaner district, police said.Also Read - Bikaner Camel Festival 2022 Cancelled: From Camel Dances to Exploring Forts, What All The Government Had Planned This Year

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Seven, including a pregnant woman and two other women, died while over a dozen injured were undergoing treatment at Bikaner’s PBM Hospital, SHO Nokha Manoj Sharma said. Also Read - ‘Oh-So-Romantic’! Aaliyah Kashyap-Shane Gregoire Lock Lips In Bathrobe – See Pics

He said the deceased were identified as jeep driver Manglaram (65), Sovti (17), Danaram (42), Mukesh (12), Sugni (55), Sitaram (25) and Sushila (20).

Passengers in the jeep were returning to Nokha after taking part in a feast in Akhnisar village, the official said.

The jeep was overloaded, he added.

The bus was on the way to Sujangarh from Nokha, he added.

Bodies were handed over to family members after post- mortem.

Union minister Arjunram Meghwal expressed grief on tragic incident. Bikaner IG, B K Pandey and district president Sushila Sinwar met the injured undergoing treatment and wished for their speedy recovery.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.