Madhya Pradesh

15 of a family die, 5 injured in Madhya Pradesh road mishap | Out to attend relative’s cremation, 15 of a family killed in MP accident

Accident occurred in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena where a jeep had a head-on collision with a sand-laden tractor coming from opposite direction

The Hush Post: Tragedy hit a family in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday morning when 15 of its members were killed in a road accident while going to attend the last rites of their relative. They were killed when a tractor-trolley rammed their jeep early Thursday morning. The victims were travelling in the ill-fated jeep.

The mishap occurred at around 5.30 on Thursday morning in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena city. Besides, five other family members were been injured. The deceased included five women members of the family, a  report said.

The accident took place when a family of 20 was travelling in the overloaded jeep. They were reportedly going from Morena from Gwalior to attend the last rites of one of their relatives. When the jeep took a turn in the Ghurghan village of Morena, it had a head-on collision with a sand-laden tractor coming from the opposite direction. The impact of the collision was so strong that the jeep was crushed and turned turtle on the road. The local police said that 10 of them died on the spot. The victims hailed from Gwalior, the report said.

The eyewitnesses of the accident informed the police and a police party reached the spot and took the injured persons to the Morena district hospital. Five of the injured persons succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, it was reported.

The officials faced a tough time to take out the bodies out of the mangled jeep. Those who got injured are now recuperating in three separate hospitals of Morena.

Meanwhile, the driver of the tractor-trolley, who was carrying illegally mined sand from the National Chambal Sanctuary, fled the scene after the accident, Morena’s top police officer Amit Sanghi reportedly told NDTV.

The police have lodged an FIR against the driver tractor driver.

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