17 devotees killed after truck, jeep collision

17 devotees killed after truck, jeep collision

17 devotees killed after truck, jeep collision

Around 17 persons, including five women and five children, were killed in a head-on collision between a jeep and a truck near Moga district on Monday, police said.

The victims, devotees from Daulatpura village in Moga, were returning from a shrine in Nanaksar near Jagraon town.

Highway mishap

The accident took place on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway at around 2 am, police added.

Police said 14 people were killed on the spot while three others died in a hospital in Moga.

Bad luck

“All the occupants travelling in the jeep were killed in the accident,” a police official said.
The speeding truck, trying to overtake another vehicle, collided head-on with the jeep, the official added. The truck driver fled the spot.

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