18 pilgrims killed, 15 injured in Patan road accident
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Eighteen pilgrims, including five children and eight women, were killed when an open loading van in which they were travelling collided with a state transport bus near Jhilwada village of Patan district, police said Wednesday. Fifteen others were injured in the head-on collision.
Most of the victims belonged to a minority community from Jhulasan village of Mehsana district and were returning after offering prayers at a dargah in Radhanpur, police said.
The incident took place on the Sami-Jhilwada road when the van was hit by the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) bus coming from the opposite direction.
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