Massive road accident kills 28 in north-east India
GAUHATI, India (AP) - Police say a massive road accident involving a cargo truck and two minivans in north-east India has left 28 people dead, including 13 children, and another 20 injured.
Barpeta district police say the 10-wheeler truck slammed into the oncoming minivans just after dawn on Thursday about 160 kilometres west of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.
The minivans had been carrying workers, some with their children, to a local brick kiln. The truck was travelling to the neighbouring state of West Bengal.
Local TV broadcasts showed a huge crowd surrounding 28 bodies covered in white sheets and lined up on green grass.