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5 wedding guests killed as van rams into truck

Press Trust of India  |  Dhubri (Assam) 

Five persons were killed and 13 others injured when a maxi van carrying wedding guests dashed against a stationary truck in Assam's Dhubri district on Saturday, police said.

The accident occurred on National Highway 31 in Gauripur town when the group was returning from the reception of a wedding on Friday night.

Five persons - four members of the bride's family and the handyman of the vehicle - died on the spot, police said.

The 13 injured persons were admitted to a hospital here and a nursing home at Cooch Behar in neighbouring West Bengal.

The condition of most of the injured was stated to be serious, police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 27 2019. 19:50 IST