31 killed as wedding party truck plunges into drain in Gujarat


Mar 6, 2018-

Thirty-one people were killed on Tuesday when a truck carrying over 60 people in a marriage procession fell into a drain from a bridge on the Rajkot-Bhavnagar highway near Randhora village, The Hindu reported.

According to The Hindu online, the truck was carrying wedding party guests when it met with the accident. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital.

District Collector Harshad Patel said the deceased included 10 women and five children.

The truck was carrying around 60 people from Anida village, who were going to attend a wedding ceremony in Botad district, Bhavnagar’s in-charge Superintendent of Police I. M. Sayed said.

“The truck fell into the pit when its driver tried to overtake another vehicle on the bridge in the morning hours. Twenty-five people died on the spot while one died at a hospital during treatment,” he said.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has directed district administration to ensure that injured were taken to hospitals for treatment in nearby hospitals.

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident near Ranghola. May those who have been injured recover at the earliest. I pray for the departed souls. Om Shanti,” the CM wrote on Twitter.

Published: 06-03-2018 17:05

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