Seven members of a family, including a child, were killed and five others injured when their jeep collided with a dumper-truck in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district on Monday morning, police said.
The victims were returning to Rewa after taking part in a family programme in Panna, Additional Superintendent of Police Shailendra Kumar Jain said.
The accident took place at around 8 am on Satna-Nagod road, about 20 km away from the district headquarters.
Six people died on the spot while one person succumbed in hospital, the official said, adding that the deceased included a child and three women.
The injured persons were admitted in a government hospital in Rewa, he said.
The truck driver fled from the spot after the accident, he said.