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7 minor members of family killed as car falls into ditch in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Seven members of a family, all minors, were killed when their car fell into a ditch in Gujarat's district, police said today.

The incident happened around midnight yesterday when one of the rear wheels of the car, carrying 10 people, came off at a sharp turn on the Halol-Bodeli road, near Bhat village in Jambughoda tehsil, located around 180 km from here.

As a result, the lost control of the vehicle, which plunged into a roadside ditch filled with water, an at the station said.

While the locals managed to rescue three people, seven others could not be saved, he added.

All the deceased belonged to the same family in Bodeli town. They were returning after meeting a relative in Halol, the said.

"The three people rescued by the locals were taken to a hospital in Jambughoda. The bodies were also sent to the same hospital for post-mortem," he added.

The deceased were identified as (17), (14), (13), (13), Asina Banu (11), (11) and (7), the said.

A case was registered in connection with the incident, he added.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 15:00 IST