BUS CRASH KILLS 12 IN WESTERN INDIA

NASHIR MANSOR

NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- At least 12 people, including one child and five women, died and 10 others injured in a road mishap in India's western state of Rajasthan on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a local police officer.

All the travelers from the Latur district of southwestern state Maharashtra were going to a religious place in northern state Haryana's Hisar district, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Naguar district N.R. Chaudhary told Xinhua over phone.

He said the mishap occurred at around 3.30 am local time on the Kishangarh-Hanumangarh highway in Naguar district of Rajasthan when a minibus hit a road-divider and toppled, after the bus driver lost control of the vehicle.

The accident occurred near Kuchaman city of Nagaur district, added the police officer.

According to him, four injured people were admitted to a local hospital, while six seriously injured were referred to a super-specialty hospital in the state capital of Jaipur.

-- BERNAMA