Nine killed when van crashed into truck near Aklera

Nine people were killed in a road accident in Panchola near Jhalawar district of Rajasthan, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. The victims were returning from a wedding procession in a van when it collided with a truck. Jhalawar Superintendent of Police Richa Tomar confirmed the incident and said the accused driver has been arrested. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination.

“Nine people were killed in a road accident in Panchola, near Aklera, Jhalawar district. They were returning from a wedding procession in a van that collided with a truck,” Tomar told ANI.

Earlier on Saturday, four people were reported dead after a car collided with a motorcycle and a stationary truck in Dudu town, Rajasthan, news agency PTI reported citing officials. According to police, three occupants of the car were killed instantly, while the motorcyclist succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.

“Three people in the car died on the spot, while the cyclist died on the way to hospital,” police said.

Police further explained that the motorist tried to avoid the motorcyclist but lost control of the vehicle, leading to a collision with the truck parked on the roadside.

“The driver of the car tried to save the motorcyclist but lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the truck parked on the roadside,” police told PTI.