13 Dead As Jeep Rams Into Truck In Gujarat

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Gandhinagar: At least 13 people were killed and eight others injured when their jeep rammed into a stationary truck on the Ahmedabad-Indore Highway in Kheda district in the early hours today, the police said.

The family of a labourer and some other residents of Sejawada village in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur district were returning home from Dholka near Ahmedabad when the mishap took place around 3 am, an official said.

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“The jeep in which they were travelling collided with the stationary truck on Ahmedabad-Indore Highway near Kathlal town of Kheda district,” Kathlal police station’s sub- inspector A G Rathod said.

“Twelve people, including six women, died on the spot while a child succumbed to injuries in hospital,” the SI said. The deceased also included the jeep’s driver, he said. The eight injured persons have been taken to a hospital in Kathlal, Rathod said. There were total 25 people, including the driver, in the jeep when the accident occurred, he said.