Fifteen members of a family lost their lives in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh after a tractor-trolley rammed into their jeep this morning.
The tractor was reportedly carrying sand mined illegally from the National Chambal Sanctuary. According to a police official, the victims were on their way to attend a condolence meet when this accident took place.
Morena Superintendent of Police Amit Sanghi said that 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
Twelve of the victims died on the spot while three others succumbed to injuries at a government hospital in Morena, he said.
The five other injured people were undergoing treatment in the hospital, 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.
The deceased were identified as Prema Mahor (50), Veena Mahor (30), Parobai (45), Vijay Singh Mahor (60), Ranchod Mahor (30), Kuntobai Mahor (70), Ballu Mahor (35), Bhuri Mahor (50), Geetabai Mahor (30), Ramniwas Mahor (25), Rajbir Mahor (25), Rambeti Mahor (30), Antar Singh Mahor (50), Kailashi Mahor (50) and Uttam Mahor (56).
(With PTI inputs)