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Jan 31, 2013 at 08:29am IST

Gujarat: Van carrying pilgrims rams into bus, 23 dead, many injured

Ahmedabad: Twenty-three people, including children and women, have been killed in an accident that took place near Patan in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. 18 other people were injured when the van they were travelling in, was hit by a Gujarat state transport bus.

Most of the victims belonged to a single family and they were all returning after offering prayers at a nearby dargah. A few of the injured are in a critical condition.

Police say the van was picking up passengers when the bus headed straight into them.

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