15 Dead And 8 Injured In A Road Accident In Madhya Pradesh’s Morena

| June 21 , 2018 , 14:14 IST

In a major road accident on Thursday morning in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh around 15 family members who were on their way to a funeral died and 8 members are reported injured.

Morena’s Superintendent of Police, Amit Sanghi, told the media that A sand-laden tractor-trolley hit the overloaded jeep carrying nearly 20 people of a family around 6 am at a crossroad near Ganjrampur village. Twelve of the victims died on the spot.

The police to the media that the impact of the collision was so strong that the jeep was crushed and flipped upside down on the road. 

Locals who saw the accident called up the police control room and informed the police about the incident. The police reached the spot and sent the injured to the district hospital in Morena.

He added, “Eight others who sustained serious injuries in the accident were immediately referred to the district hospital for treatment. The victims, all from Gwalior district were going to Ghurgan village for a condolence meeting.

Superintendent of Police, Morena,  further added,” The driver of the tractor-trolley, carrying sand allegedly mined illegally from the National Chambal Sanctuary, fled the spot after the accident.”