17 killed in road accident in Rajasthan

The mishap occurred in Hanumangarh town police station area on Rawatsar-Hanumangarh mega highway.   

Published: 03rd March 2017 12:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd March 2017 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAIPUR: Seventeen people were on Friday killed when their jeep rammed a truck in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district, police said.

The incident took place in the morning, about 16-17 km from Hanumangarh town on the Rawatsar-Hanumangarh mega-highway. The jeep was on its way to a nearby town with the passengers.

"Almost all the passengers in the jeep died on the spot," a police officer told agencies.

The injured has been rushed to a government hospital, while the bodies of the victims have been shifted to a hospital where the post-mortem is  underway, station house officer Anwar Khan said.

An investigation has been ordered into the incident.

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