Rajasthan: 13 dead, 15 injured after truck mows into wedding procession

Pratapgarh: As many as 13 people were killed and 15 others, were injured after being mowed down by a truck here late on Monday night.

The accident occurred at Pratapgarh-Jaipur Highway in Ambawali village of the district.

“They live in houses along the highway and were walking on the side of the road as part of ‘bindoli,’ a marriage procession when the accident took place. Nine people died on spot and four died on the way to a hospital.

Fifteen people, including the bride, have been injured and they have been referred to hospital,” said Anil Kumar Beniwal, Superintendent of Police, Pratapagrh.

In a similar accident, six people were killed after a truck that was allegedly overspeeding hit a taxi on Sunday night in Ashoknagar district of Bihar.

The deceased were on their way back from a wedding when the incident took place according to family sources.