Bharuch (Gujarat), Dec 13 (IANS) Six members of a family, on their way to a funeral, were killed en route to Khambat in a road accident near Jambusar, around 60 km from here, Thursday morning, police said.
The mourners were proceeding to Khambat in a Maruti van when a speeding truck rammed their vehicle on the busy Bharuch-Khambat highway, an official of Jambusar police station said.
The victims died on-the-spot.
The victims were identified as Iqbal R. Amodwala, a doctor; his brother Akbar R. Amodwala, a banker; his son Hussein I. Amodwala, a college student; son-in-law Hozefa A. Namakwala and his two-year-old granddaughter Ummesalma Yusuf Amodwala.
Another relative, 38-year old schoolteacher Shabana Mazhar Hirkani, was also killed in the accident.
Two women who were seriously injured -- schoolteacher Masooma I. Amodwala and her relative Nafisa Y. Amodwala -- have been admitted to a hospital in Baroda.
The bodies of the victims were brought to Bharuch Thursday evening.