- 20 members of a family were travelling from Gwalior to Morena
- Tractor-trolley, coming from opposite direction, hit the jeep in Morena
- Tractor carried sand mined illegally, said a senior police officer
The family of twenty were travelling in the overloaded jeep from Gwalior to Morena to attend the last rites of their relative. Just as the jeep took a turn in Morena's Ghurghan village, a sand-laden tractor coming from the opposite direction hit the jeep. So strong was the impact of the collision that the jeep was crushed and flipped upside down on the road. Police said ten of the people in the jeep died on the spot. All the victims are from Gwalior.
Passers-by who saw the accident called up the police control room and informed the police. The police reached the spot and sent the injured to the district hospital in Morena. Five of the injured people died later.
The authorities had a tough time pulling the bodies out of the mangled jeep.
The driver of the tractor-trolley, carrying sand allegedly mined illegally from the National Chambal Sanctuary, fled the spot after the accident, Morena's top police officer Amit Sanghi told NDTV.
Police said a case has been registered against the driver.
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