Yavatmal/Nagpur: Eight persons, including two women, were killed on the spot while three were seriously injured when their speeding Tavera car rammed into a container truck at Paonar in Wardha district early on Sunday, police said.

Six of the ill-fated passengers were going to take the examination for the post of clerk, while one of the deceased was accompanying his daughter for the exam. The driver of the vehicle also died in the mishap.

Sevaram police station officer K I Mirza said the mishap occurred when the Tavera headed to Gondia from Yavatmal, collided with a container coming from Nagpur.

The injured have been rushed to Kasturba medical college, Sevagram, where they are stated to be critical, he said.

The deceased have been identified as - Arvind Rangari (31), Jayshree Munneshwar (25), Prashant Bhagat (29),Sudhir Wankhede (29), Yogita Ausare (28), her father Gangadhar Ausare (60) and driver Kasinath Pole (38), all from Yavatmal and Ulhas Sonone (37), a resident of Ambodi village in Akola district.

The postmortem of the bodies was done, Mirza said, adding that a case has been lodged against the absconding truck driver.

(Agencies)

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