Anand (Gujarat): Nine persons, including two children and as many  women, were killed when their car collided head-on with a goods-laden truck near Indranaj village in Gujarat's Anand district on early Wednesday morning, police said.

The accident took place on a state highway connecting Tarapur to Vataman at around 6 am and all nine, returning home after attending a marriage function in adjoining Maharashtra,  died on the spot, the police said. Six of the victims were members of two families, each including a husband, wife and a child, they said. 

The accident took place on the state highway when the car was hit by the loaded truck, said Superintendent of Police of Anand district Ajit Rajiyan. The bodies of some of the victims were trapped in the mangled remains of the vehicle (a van) and they were taken out after cutting the car,  the police said.

The impact of the collision was so strong that the car was dragged for around 15 feet and it got enmeshed into the truck, the police said. Police took the help of a crane to separate the two vehicles, a Tarapur police station official said.      

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