6 returning from marriage function killed, 7 injured as tempo hits tractor in Maha

Aurangabad, Dec 30 (PTI) Six passengers were killed and seven others injured when a tempo carrying people back from a wedding function hit a tractor in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district on Thursday, police said.

The accident took place around 2 am at Modha data in Sillod taluka of the district, they said.

The sugarcane-laden tractor was hit by the tempo, which was carrying people back from a marriage function to Mangrul village from Ghatshendra village, Sillod rural police station's inspector Sitaram Mhetre said.

Six tempo passengers were killed, while seven others received injuries and they were taken to a government hospital in Sillod for treatment, the official said.

The deceased were identified as Jijabai Sonavane (60), Sanjay Khelavane (42), Sangeeta Khelavane (35), Ashok Khelavne (45), Ashok Sampat Khelavne (52) and Ranjana Khelavane (40), he added.