Dhar: Three persons were killed and two others were injured on Friday when their car fell into a gorge after being hit by a truck at Ganesh Ghat on Agra-Mumbai national highway, a police official said.
"The victims were on their way to take part in a death related ceremony from Banjari village in Mhow tehsil to Dharampuri in Dhar district when the mishap occurred," Dhamnod Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Sitaram Awasia said.
The car, after being hit by the truck from behind, fell into the gorge, while the truck got stuck on the edge of it, the official said.
The deceased were identified as Aadil Shafi (45), Bashir Patel (55) and Niaz Mohammad (60), police said, adding that the injured were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The truck driver fled from the spot after the mishap, police said, adding that a search has been launched to nab him.