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Death toll rises to 12 in Bavla-Bagodara highway accident

Updated: Aug 12th, 2023

Ahmedabad Bagodara Highway Accident (img: File)

Updated on Aug 12, 7.50 p.m.

The toll in Bavla-Bagodara highway accident has risen to 12 after two more injured people succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital.

Updated on Aug 11, 5.40 p.m.

PM Modi announces ex gratia to the next of kin of the deceased

10 people were killed while over seven people sustained injuries after a mini truck collided with a stationary truck on Ahmedabad-Bagodara highway in Gujarat today.

10 lives lost after ‘Chota Hathi’ rams into stationary truck

The fatal accident took place after a mini truck of a specific model which is commonly known as ‘Chota Hathi’, was returning from Gujarat’s Chotila temple, rammed into the backside of the immobilised truck.

Among the victims are five women, three children, and two adults, while over seven people have also sustained injuries in the horrifying incident.

Probe launched after accident takes ten lives

Ahmedabad-rural superintendent of police confirmed the deaths saying around ten people have lost lives in the accident. He said that an investigation is also underway while efforts are being made to provide support to the injured and the families affected by this tragedy.

CM Bhupendra Patel reacts to the accident

Meanwhile, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel has expressed sorrow over the tragic event saying, “The accident on Bavla-Bagodara highway in Ahmedabad district is heartbreaking. I pray that God rests the souls of those who lost their lives in this tragedy and [wish for the] speedy recovery of the injured. My condolences are with the bereaved families.”

(Source: IANS)

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