11 killed in jeep-truck collision
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Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 23:27
Jagannathpur: Eleven persons were killed and one was critically injured when a jeep collided head on with a truck at Jagannathpur area of Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district this evening.

Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar Jha said all the 11, including a four-year-old child and six women, died on the spot near Jagannathpur Inter College at Badananda locality on Noamundi-Baraiburu road.

It was yet to be ascertained whether the victims belonged to one family.

Local people and the police extricated the bodies out of the vehicle which overturned and was badly damaged following the collision.

The driver of the jeep was critically injured and admitted to hospital.

The driver of the truck left his vehicle and fled after the accident, Jha said.

Traffic on the road was disrupted after the accident.


First Published: Monday, June 07, 2010, 23:27

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