13 dead as jeep rams into truck in Gujarat

13 dead as jeep rams into truck in Gujarat

At least 13 people were killed and eight others injured when their jeep rammed into a stationary truck on the Ahmedabad-Indore Highway in Kheda district in the early hours today, the police said.

The family of a labourer and some other residents of Sejawada village in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district were returning home from Dholka near Ahmedabad when the mishap took place around 3 am, an official said.

"The jeep in which they were travelling collided with the stationary truck on Ahmedabad-Indore Highway near Kathlal town of Kheda district," Kathlal police station's sub- inspector A G Rathod said.

"Twelve people, including six women, died on the spot while a child succumbed to injuries in hospital," the SI said. The deceased also included the jeep's driver, he said. The eight injured persons have been taken to a hospital in Kathlal, Rathod said.

There were total 25 people, including the driver, in the jeep when the accident occurred, he said.

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