Gujarat: 7 killed, 2 injured as jeep overturns
Seven persons were killed and two others seriously injured when their jeep overturned near a village in the district, police said on Tuesday.india Updated: Mar 21, 2017 14:43 IST
Seven persons were killed and two others seriously injured when their jeep overturned near a village in the Valsad district, police said on Tuesday.
The victims, including members of a family and their relatives, had gone to Nani Korvad village on Monday to buy vegetables for a wedding function.
As they were returning to their native Tamchadi village, the headlights of their vehicle suddenly went off around midnight posing difficulty in driving the jeep.
The driver, while negotiating a sharp turn in the dark, lost control over the wheels as a result of which the jeep turned turtle near Tamchadi village, an official from Dharampur police station said.
Seven persons travelling in the jeep died on the spot while two others were seriously injured, he said.
The two injured persons were rushed to the civil hospital in Dharampur where they are undergoing treatment.
The deceased were identified as - Naresh Gopji, Kiran Pandher, Sitaram Bhimji, Vinod Suresh, Jayanti Janiya, Hitesh Gopji and Arvind Suresh, the police officer said.