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6 die in India road accident

Six people were killed when a speeding car crashed into an auto-rickshaw and a bike in the Indian state of Gujarat, police said on Friday.

The accident occurred near Dali village of Gujarat's Anand district, 100 kms from the western state's capital Gandhinagar, on Thursday night.

"The car first hit the auto-rickshaw carrying four people and then the bike as its driver tried to speed away," a senior police officer told the local media.

All the four occupants of the three-wheeler passenger vehicle and two teenagers on the bike sustained serious injuries in the impact of the crash.

"They were rushed to a local hospital, where doctors declared them dead on arrival. The car driver also sustained minor injuries in the accident," the officer said.

A probe has been ordered into the accident, he said. "The car driver has been booked for rash and negligent driving. He will be arrested upon discharge from the hospital."

Road accidents are common in India, with one taking place every four minutes. These accidents are blamed on poor roads, rash driving and scant regard for traffic laws.

The Indian government's implementation of stricter traffic laws in recent years has failed to rein in accidents, which claim over 100,000 lives every year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh