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Metro official killed with family in road accident

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A senior Ahmedabad Metro official along with his wife and kids was killed in a road mishap in Bhavnagar district today after their car collided with a private bus, police said.

The accident took place near Ganeshgadh village on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway following which the unidentified bus driver fled from the spot, sub-inspector R L Dave of Velavadar police said.

Pankajsinh Jadeja (45), who was driving the car, was a government official and serving as a deputy collector at Ahmedabad Metro project, said Dave.

“Jadeja died on the spot due to head-on collision with the bus. His wife Rajshree (40), daughter Richita (16) and son Harshraj (14) died during treatment at a nearby hospital. They were heading for Bhavnagar from Ahmedabad to attend a wedding,” he said.

“The bus suddenly came up on the opposite side of the road and collided with Jadeja’s car. We have lodged an FIR against the bus driver,” the police official said.