“The incident took place in early hours when the jeep heading towards Tikamgarh rammed into the truck on a turning, killing eight persons and injuring 10 others,” Digoda police station In-charge, Wahid Khan told PTI.
There were 18 passengers in the jeep including the driver.
The deceased have been identified as jeep driver Kishan Pal Singh alias Raju (22), Prakash Rai (22), Prakash Vanskar (23), Hari (24), Kallu Joshi (31), Bhagchand (36) and Ramcharan (28), the officer said, adding, identity of one of the victim is yet to be ascertained.
The injured, including two women, were admitted in the district hospital.
Tikamgarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Nimish Agrawal said a probe will be conducted into the mishap.