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15 killed as tractor laden with illegally mined sand rams SUV in MP’s Morena

Police are trying to locate the owner of the tractor that was allegedly laden with illegally mined sand.

bhopal Updated: Jun 21, 2018 13:51 IST
Shruti Tomar
Shruti Tomar
Hindustan Times, Morena
Morena,Madhya Pradesh,Road accident
Policemen retrieving the bodies from the crushed jeep in Morena. (ANI)

Fifteen members of a family were killed and five others injured when a tractor allegedly laden with illegally mined sand rammed a Bolero SUV in Morena district on Thursday morning.

The tractor was on its way to Ambah town in the same district when the accident occurred at Ganjrampur village.

The sand-laden tractor-trolley hit the overloaded jeep carrying nearly 20 people of a family around 6am at a cross road near Ganjrampur village, Morena superintendent of police Amit Sanghi told PTI.

Twelve of the victims died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries at a government hospital in Morena, he said. The victims, all from Gwalior district, were going to Ghurgan village for a condolence meeting, Sanghi said.T

The driver of the tractor-trolley, carrying sand mined illegally from the National Chambal Sanctuary, fled the spot after the accident, Sanghi said.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 10:11 IST