Jaipur: At least 24 people on Wednesday died and four others sustained injuries after a private bus carrying a wedding party fell into a river on Kota-Dausa highway in Bundi district on Wednesday morning, police said. The deaths include 11 men, 10 women and three children. Also Read - 5 Kota Friends Turn Their Luxury Cars Into 'Emergency Hospital' to Provide Oxygen to Critical Patients
Thirteen people died on the spot while 10 others succumbed to their injuries on way to the hospital. Also Read - Former National Selector Kishan Rungta Dies of Covid-19
The wedding party with 28 persons on board was headed to Sawai Madhopur from Kota early morning when the driver apparently lost balance of the bus while traversing a bridge near Papdi village under Lekhari police station limits, Lakheri Sub-Inspector Rajendra Kumar told PTI over phone. Also Read - Rajasthan Man Fulfills His Bride's Dream, Spends Rs 7 Lakh to Bring Her Home in a Helicopter
The bus, subsequently, plunged into Mej river from the bridge that had no wall or railing, Kumar said.
The injured were rushed to Lekhari government hospital from where the critically injured are being referred to a government hospital in Kota, the SI further said.
Most of the injured people were rescued with the help of locals in the village, he added.
Mej river is a tributary of the Chambal river in Rajasthan.
(With PTI inputs)