Jhajjar (Hr), Jul 8 (PTI) Eight persons were killed when their sport utility vehicle collided head on with a truck near Maarot village, about eight km from here, police said today.Also Read - Rajdhani Express Halted at Dadri as Passenger Claims 5 Bombs Onboard, Railway Probe Finds None

While seven persons died on the spot, one succumbed to his injuries on the way to PGI Rohtak hospital, they said. Also Read - 7 killed in vehicle pileup caused by dense fog in Haryana's Jhajjar

The accident took place at around 10 pm last night when the occupants of the vehicle were going towards Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar police, DSP (Beri), Jitender Kumar said. Also Read - Air pollution: 18 arrested in Greater Noida for flouting NGT orders

The deceased were identified as Raghbir, Raju, Jagdish, Birbal, Bhagirath, Raju, Sonu and Sukhendra (driver), police said, adding that all of them lived in Dadri and were in the age group of 27 to 35 years.

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