Ahmedabad, Jan 27 (PTI) Five persons were killed and two others injured Sunday when their car lost balance and overturned after hitting a road divider in Rajkot district of Gujarat, police said.

The victims were returning from a marriage ceremony when the mishap took place on the Rajkot-Bhavnagar highway near Jangwad village under Jasdan taluka, around 200 kms from here.

While four persons died on the spot, one succumbed to injuries at the civil hospital in Rajkot, an official of the Atkot police station in Jasdan said.

The two injured were undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said.

All seven were returning from a marriage ceremony in Junagadh when the car driver lost balance over the steering wheel after hitting the divider, causing the vehicle to turn upside down, the police official said.

The deceased were identified by the police as Lakhman Kuvadiya (32), Nileshbhai Chavda (26), Rakesh Chavda (23), Bharat Keroshiya (26) and Kalpesh Keshoriya (26).

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