Bus returning from Char Dham Yatra overturns in Raj, 20 injured

At least 20 people were injured after a bus carrying pilgrims from the Char Dham Yatra overturned in Dausa, Rajasthan, police reported on Friday.

The incident happened near Brahmbad village, which is near the jurisdiction of Mehandipur Balaji police station on National Highway-21. The bus was returning from its journey to Kedarnath and Badrinath.

The pilgrims were returning to Kotdi village in Bhilwara when the vehicle suddenly overturned.

Officials disclosed that the driver might have fallen asleep while driving the vehicle, resulting in a loss of control and the accident.

The injured passengers were first sent to Sikrai Hospital, one of them was a 14-year-old child. Four ambulances were dispatched to help them move later to Dausa District Hospital due to the severity of some of the injuries.

Three injured people in serious condition were then sent to Jaipur for further treatment. At Dausa District Hospital, the remaining injured passengers are still receiving treatment.

“20 people were there and the bus overturned near Mehandipur Balaji. Three serious injured were referred to Jaipur. All of them belonged to one village,” a doctor at Dausa District Hospital named Dinesh Meena stated.

The exact reason of the driver’s mistake that resulted in the accident is presently being investigated by the authorities.