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Madhya Pradesh minister dies in road mishap

State education minister Laxman Singh Gaud was killed on Monday night when a car carrying him collides with a stationary truck.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2008 11:42 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Education Minister Laxman Singh Gaud was killed on Monday night when a car carrying him collided with a stationary truck on a road in Dewas, about 150km from here.

The car in which 50-year-old Gaud was travelling from his home town Indore to Bhopal, rammed into the dumper truck parked near a road side eatery, Indore District Collector Vivek Agrawal told PTI.

The minister suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Bombay Hospital in Indore, about 40km from the accident site, where he was declared brought dead, he said.

Gaud's driver Preetam Prajapati, gunman Rishi Tiwari and personal assistant were injured and admitted to a hospital in Dewas.

Gaud, who was inducted into the BJP government in August last year, is survived by his wife and three sons.

The driver of the dumper truck Santosh was also injured in the collision.

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