Eleven people, including two children, were killed and 17 others injured in separate road accidents in Jharkhand on Thursday, police said.
A speeding trailer mowed down the children and one person sleeping on a footpath in the early hours near the Tatanagar Railway station here, they said.
Four people were injured in the incident that took place after the driver of the trailer lost control over the vehicle, hit a divider and ran over the people, East Singhbhum district Deputy Superintendent of Police Alok Ranjan said.
The injured were rushed to the M G M Hospital, he said, adding, that the driver has been arrested and the vehicle confiscated.
In another accident, five persons were killed and eight others injured when a passenger van collided with a truck near Dakaya forest in Deoghar district.
Sub-divisional Police Officer Vikas Chandra Srivastav said three of the injured were stated to be critical, and are under treatment at the Sadar hospital.
In the third accident, three persons were killed and five others injured when a pick-up van overturned at Dhava village in Palamau district, a police officer said.
The injured are undergoing treatment at the Medininagar Sadar hospital, he said.