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HT Correspondent, Ujjain: Ten people were killed and at least 15 left injured after an SUV collided with a
speeding truck near Chandesari village, eight kilometres from here, on the two-lane Ujjain-Dewas state highway on Saturday morning.
‘The mini truck was carrying 30 people and the people who got killed are four women, three men, three kids and a pregnant woman,” district hospital doctor Jitendra Sharma said.
“Nine people were brought dead and the pregnant woman’s health was deteriorating. Three are critical and have been referred to a hospital in Indore for further treatment,” he added.
The collision was so intense that bodies scattered around the accident site. According to sources, the victims were mostly labourers from Rajasthan, who were going to Dewas to work as farm labourers.
Ujjain district collector Sanket Bhondve said injured have been admitted to district hospital, where the condition of four is critical. Financial assistance will be given according to norms, he added.