The accident occurred when a tyre of a minibus burst and it collided head-on with a Bolero, leaving at least 13 people dead. Several others were injured in the accident and they are being shifted to a hospital.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief over the incident. In a tweet, Chief Minister Gehlot said: Extremely pained by the loss of lives in a terrible road accident in Balesar, #Jodhpur on NH 125. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May God give them strength to bear this terrible loss. Hope and pray those injured recover soon.