17 killed in Rajasthan truck-jeep collision

Jaipur, March 3 (IANS) At least 17 persons, among them three women, were killed and one was injured when a truck rammed into an overloaded jeep in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan on Friday.

The accident occurred between 9.45 a.m. and 9.55 a.m. when the jeep loaded with people collided head-on with the truck near Shergarh police chowki in the district, about 16 km from Hanumangarh town.

“Almost all those killed in the crash died on the spot,” a police official told IANS.

The jeep driver who was injured in the accident has been taken to a government hospital.

Most of the victims belonged to nearby villages and hamlets, including Luckowali, Naurandesar and Matoriawali. All of the passengers in the jeep were going to Hanumangarh, while the truck coming from opposite direction was on way to Ravatsar.

“We have started investigations into what caused the accident,” the police official said.

–IANS

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