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Gujarat: 11 of family die in truck-jeep accident

The injured person was rushed to a nearby government hospital, while the bodies of the dead were sent for post-mortem.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2017 12:47 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad
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The accident occurred along the Dhundhak Barwala Road in Gujarat.(File Photo)

Eleven members of a family died when their jeep collided with a truck near on Sunday morning, police said.

The accident, in which one person was injured, took place near Tagdi village of Ahmedabad district.

“Eleven members of a Mumbai-based family, including five women, died, while one teenage boy was critically injured in the accident on the Dhandhuka-Barwala Road this morning,” said District Superintendent of Police R V Asari.

Preliminary investigations revealed the jeep driver lost control and the vehicle went onto the wrong side of the road, resulting in a head-on collision with the truck coming from the opposite direction, he said.

“The family was headed towards Vallabhipur, their native place (in Bhavnagar district). On the way, it appears the driver fell asleep at the wheel, following which the jeep went onto the wrong side of the road. Prima facie, the truck driver was not at fault,” said Asari.

First Published: Aug 27, 2017 12:11 IST