Akola, Jan 18 (Agencies): Eight people including a one-year-old girl were killed on Tuesday when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary trailer on a highway in Maharashtra's Akola district.

"The incident took place at Loni village on National Highway No.6 this (Tuesday) morning. All seven members of the family including the driver died on the spot," a police official said.

Those killed have been identified as Meenal Jain, 30, Minu Jain, 30, Subodh Jain, 55, Sagar Jain, 32, Santosh Jain, 60, Sandhya Jain, 50 and one-year-old Gudiya.

The driver of the jeep was also killed.