16 Killed, 5 Injured As Truck Overturns In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon

Mumbai: At least 16 people were killed while five others injured after a truck they were travelling in overturned in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

According to reports, the incident took place near Kingaon village in Yawal taluka late on Sunday night when their papaya-laden truck overturned near a temple.

The deceased were labourers from Abhoda, Kerhala, and Raver in the district, police said on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sorrow over what he said the “heart-wrenching accident” and offered condolences to the bereaved families.

“Heart-wrenching truck accident in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest,” he said in a tweet.