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Two dead, five injured as truck hits tractor

Press Trust of India  |  Gondia (Maha) 

Two persons were killed and five others injured after a truck rammed into a tractor from behind in tehsil in district of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.

The accident took place at Bharregaon Phata on NH-6 around 11.30 pm on Wednesday, police said.

"The tractor, which was carrying a small harvester machine as well as some people, was going to Sirpurbandh in the district. When it reached Bharregaon Phata, a truck transporting iron pipes to Odisha from rammed into the tractor from behind," a said.

"The tractor overturned due to the impact and its and another man travelling in it died on the spot. Five other occupants suffered critical injuries in the incident and they were rushed to the rural hospital in Deori," he added.

One of the injured was later shifted to for further treatment, police said.

The of the truck, Babu Janrao Dongre (26), was later arrested, police said, adding that further investigation into the case was on.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:35 IST