Ten persons were killed on Sunday in two separate accidents in Gujarat’s Kutch district, over 800 kilometres from here, police said.
In the first incident, four members of a family from Bhachau were killed when the van in which they were travelling hit a police bus near Adesar police check post in Kutch’s Rapar taluka, an official said.
Thirty-five others were injured in the incident which took place in the early hours on Sunday and the condition of 17 of them was serious, the official from Adesar police station added.
The official said that the family was on its way to Suthar Nesdi village in Banaskantha.
In another incident, six persons were killed and three others injured when the autorickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck near Deshalpar village of Nakhtrana taluka, a Mankuwa police station official said.
Three of them died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries at the government hospital in Bhuj, the official added.
The deceased were travelling from Mankuwa to Angiya village when the accident happened in the Sunday afternoon, he said.
A case had been registered and efforts were on to nab the truck driver who absconded after the incident, he said.