11 killed in Gujarat road mishap

April 21st, 2008 - 1:37 am ICT by admin  

Bhavnagar (Gujarat), April 20 (IANS) Eleven members of a family were killed near this Gujarat city Sunday when the mini-bus they were travelling in had multiple collisions with a truck and a trailer carrying cement. The accident, which also left 24 injured, occurred in the morning near Borda village, 70 km from here and about 250 km from Ahmedabad, police said.

The mini-bus had around 35 passengers who were on their way to a nearby village to participate in the Chaitra Purnima celebrations.

At a crossroads near Borda the bus was hit by a speeding truck followed by the trailer in quick succession. The impact was so severe that three passengers died on the spot and many were seriously injured. Eight succumbed to injuries at hospital.

Those killed include three children and three women. Fourteen people were beaing treated in local hospital in Mahuva and the rest were in the civil hospital here.

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