Twelve women and a man were killed after the auto-rickshaw carrying them collided with a speeding bus in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh this morning, Report informs, citing Hindustan Times.
The accident happened at around 5:30 am when the women, who were cooks at an 'Anganwadi Kendra's in Gwalior's Old Chawni area, were returning home after work, Gwalior collector Kaushlendra Vikram Singh said.
While eight women and the auto-rickshaw driver died on the spot, the others succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, district Superintendent of Police Amit Sanghi said.
Passengers traveling in the bus escaped unhurt, a senior official said that the bus driver ran away from the spot, leaving passengers in the bus stranded. The bus has been seized.
The bus was on its way to Morena from Gwalior when the accident happened.