JALGAON: 10 people were killed on Monday morning in an unfortunate road accident on the busy Ankleshwar-Burhanpur Highway. The accident involved an SUV and a damper truck in which six people were also injured with three being seriously hurt.
"The victims, mostly belonging to one family, were proceeding to their home in Muktainagar and surroundings after attending a social function in Chopda around 100 km away. However, shortly after midnight, the SUV met with the accident on the highway," Faizpur Police Station official Mahendra S. Mahajan told IANS.
They have been identified as Mangala D. Choudhary, 65, Prabhakar N. Choudhary, 60, Prabha B. Choudhary, 40, Ashlesha U. Choudhary, 28, Sonali J. Choudhary, 34, Riya J. Choudhary, 22, Priyanka N. Choudhary, 29, Sonali S. Mahajan, 34, Suman S. Patil, 55, Sangita M. Patil, 40.
The other injured relatives include Shivam P. Choudhary, 30, Meena P. Choudhary 31, Sarvesh N. Choudhary, 09, Aditi M. Patil, 30, and Sunita R. Patil, 40. They have been rushed to hospitals in Yeola and nearby towns.
The vehicle drivers have been identified as Dhanraj G. Kohli (SUV driver who is injured) and the dumper truck driver Mukund G. Bhangale, and further investigations into the causes of the accident are underway, said Mahajan.