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19 killed in Gujarat road mishap

October 28, 2011 15:23 IST

Nineteen people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a tractor and a truck in Gujarat's Panchmahal district, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred late on Thursday night near Veganpur village of Godhra taluka when a tractor, carrying devotees, was hit by a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction, said Police Inspector Godhra J H Pandya.

Nineteen people travelling in the tractor were killed on the spot and 20 others were injured, he said, adding that most of them were admitted to a local hospital.

Four of the injured had to be shifted to the SSG hospital in Vadodara.

The victims were returning to their native village Malukatu in Godhra after visiting a nearby temple when the mishap occurred, police said.

Further investigations are going on.

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