New Delhi: Nine students were killed after the car in which they were travelling in crashed into a truck on Pune-Solapur highway near Pune in the early hours this morning. Also Read - Nepal: Five Elderly People Returning from India Killed in Road Mishap

The accident took place at around 1:30 am near Kadamwak Wasti, around 20 km from Pune city. Also Read - 7 of Family Charred to Death After Truck Crashes Against Their Car in Gujarat

“Those killed in the accident were returning from Raigarh and heading to their hometown Yavat, towards Solapur. Their car rammed into an approaching truck,” an officer at the Loni Kalbhor police station said. Also Read - Pratapgarh Road Accident News: 6 Children Among 14 Killed; CM Yogi Directs Officials to Provide All Possible Aid to Victims

He added that all nine occupants of the car, who were in the age group of 19-23 years, were killed in the accident.

“Their bodies have been sent for postmortem and the matter is being investigated,” the officer said.