15 of family killed as tractor-trolley hits jeep in MP’s Morena

Morena (MP): At least fifteen members of a family were killed and five injured when a sand-ladden tractor-trolley hit a jeep in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. 

The sand-laden tractor-trolley hit the overloaded jeep carrying nearly 20 people of a family around 6 am at a cross road near Ganjrampur village, Morena SP Amit Sanghi said. Twelve of the victims died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries at a government hospital in Morena, he said.

The victims, all from Gwalior district, were going to Ghurgan village for a condolence meeting, he said. 

The driver of the tractor-trolley, carrying sand mined illegally from the National Chambal Sanctuary, fled the spot after the accident, Sanghi said. A case was registered against him, he said, adding that a probe was on into the incident. (With PTI inputs)