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Gujarat: 11 killed, 3 injured as auto-rickshaw collides with bus

PTI  Anand , August 16, 2013
First Published: 12:54 IST(16/8/2013) | Last Updated: 12:57 IST(16/8/2013)

Eleven people were killed and three others seriously injured when an auto-rickshaw collided with a road transport bus near a village in Kheda district in Gujarat on Friday, police said.


The deceased, mostly from Devki Vansol village of Kheda, included nine men, one woman and a 10-year-old child, police said.

The accident took place when the auto-rickshaw collided with the state transport authority bus, coming from the opposite direction on Nadiad-Mahemdavad highway near Andhaj village, Kheda deputy superintendent of police Makrand Chauhan said.

Identification of the deceased is underway and the bodies have been sent to Nadiad Civil Hospital for the inquest, he added.

The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) bus which hit the auto rickshaw was going to Ahmedabad from Pavagadh.

The seriously injured have been admitted to Ahmedabad Civil hospital.

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