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12:00 AM, June 10, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 10, 2011

Lorry kills 16 pilgrims in Gujarat

A speeding lorry ran over and killed at least 16 people in the Indian state of Gujarat, police said yesterday.
The dead were all pilgrims who had stopped for the night to rest on the roadside on a highway linking Dolka with Bagodra.
The police said the driver of the lorry seemed to have lost control.
More than 100,000 people die every year in road accidents in India - the highest road death toll in the world.
Most of the accidents are blamed on reckless driving, old vehicles and bad roads.
On Tuesday, at least 22 people were killed after the bus they were travelling in fell into a roadside ditch and caught fire in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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