Morena: In a tragic incident, fifteen members of a family in Madhya Pradesh were killed and five others were injured in a road accident early this morning on their way to attend the last rites of their relative.
The accident took place at around 5.30 this morning in Morena, 456 km from state capital Bhopal, after a tractor-trolley rammed their jeep.
While the family from Gwalior was travelling, the overloaded jeep just took a turn in Morena’s Ghurghan village and a sand-laden tractor coming from the opposite direction hit the jeep.
The intensity of the collision was so strong that the jeep was crushed and flipped upside down on the road.
Passers-by who saw the accident called up the police control room and informed the police. The police reached the spot and sent the injured to the district hospital in Morena. Police said ten of the people in the jeep died on the spot. Five of the injured people died later.
The authorities had a tough time pulling the bodies out of the mangled jeep.
The injured are now being treated at three different hospitals in Morena.
The driver of the tractor-trolley fled the spot after the accident. A case has been registered against the driver, police said.