16 labourers feared killed as truck overturns in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district

Sixteen labourers were killed after a truck carrying fruits overturned in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district, police said on Monday.

All the deceased were labourers from Abhoda, Kerhala and Raver in the district, police said, adding they died after their papaya-laden truck overturned shortly after midnight near a temple at Kingaon village. Five labourers have sustained serious injuries and are being treated at a rural hospital, police said.

In another road mishap on Sunday, 14 people, including a child and eight women, were killed and four others – all children – injured after a mini bus collided with a truck in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district early on Sunday

The tragic incident took place at around 4 am near Madarpur village in Veldurti Mandal when the bus, carrying a group of pilgrims from Madanapalle in Chittoor district, was on its way to Ajmer in Rajasthan.

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