At least four persons were killed and nearly 15 others injured when their tempo overturned at a village in the district, police said on Thursday. The tempo overturned on a road at Jepura village under Savli taluka of the district in the wee hours today. While three persons died on the spot, one succumbed to injuries while being shifted to hospital, District Superintendent of Police (rural) Saurabh Tolumbia told PTI today.
The injured persons were taken to nearby hospitals, police said. All the occupants of the ill-fated vehicle were labourers, hailing from villages in Vadodara and the neighbouring Panchmahal district. The mishap took place as the tempo driver apparently lost control over the wheels, Tolumbia said.
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The deceased have been identified as – Gordhan Dipa Nayak (30), Pratap Megha Nayak (40), Dipabhai Bhiji Nayak (25) and Mahesh Rahemat Nayak (40), police said adding that an investigation in the case was on.