Gujarat: 19 killed in mishap

Nineteen people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a tractor and a truck in Gujarat`s Panchmahal district.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2011, 11:43 AM IST

Vadodara: Nineteen people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a tractor and a truck in Gujarat`s Panchmahal district, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred late last night near Veganpur village of Godhra taluka when a tractor, carrying devotees, was hit by a speeding truck coming from the opposite
direction, police inspector, Godhra, JH Pandya said.

19 people travelling in the tractor were killed on the spot and 20 others were injured, he said, adding that most of them were admitted to a local hospital.
Four of the injured had to be shifted to the SSG hospital in Vadodara.

The victims were returning to their native village Malukatu in Godhra after visiting a nearby temple when the mishap occurred, police said.

Further investigations are on.

PTI