Woman, daugh­ter charred in bus fire

The Asian Age - - Nation - PTI

Jaipur: A woman and her daugh­ter were burnt to death when a state trans­port bus they were trav­el­ling in caught fire in Ra­jasthan’s Barmer district. Rekha Rawat (33) and her two-and-a-hal­fyear-old daugh­ter were aboard a sleeper bus headed for Barmer from Jaipur. The bus caught fire soon af­ter it left Balotara city, where it had halted for a brief pe­riod, Pach­padra po­lice sta­tion SHO Deven­dra Singh said. The bus was be­ing evac­u­ated af­ter the fire was de­tected near Khed vil­lage in Barmer, Mr Singh said. Twelve pas­sen­gers were able to get down but the fuel tank ex­ploded while Rekha and her daugh­ter were still on the bus, he added. —

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