Maharashtra: 14 killed in road mishap



Osmanabad: As many as 14 persons were killed and five others seriously injured when the pick-up rickshaw carrying them collided with a container truck near Chorakhali village in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra Tuesday, police said.

"The mishap occurred when their three-wheeler of Piaggio-make collided with the container truck coming from the opposite direction, killing the victims on the spot", SP Sachin Pati said.

All the victims hailed from Uplai village in Kalamb tehsil and were returning from Tuljapur, he said, adding that their identity is being established.

The driver of the container truck fled the spot after the accident, police said, adding that the injured were rushed to the district civil hospital.

PTI