Gujarat: 7 killed, 24 injured as truck falls into rivulet
At least seven persons were killed and 24 others injured when a truck carrying them fell into a rivulet near Rajula town of Amreli district in Gujarat. The incident took place last night when people were returning home after attending a marriage ceremony. The driver lost control over the vehicle due to which it veered off the bridge and fell into the water body.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital
"At least seven people, including three women, were killed, while 24 others sustained injuries," Nirlipt Rai, Superintendent of Police of Amreli, said. The deceased were identified as Kesarben Baraiya, Jaysukh Shiyani, Samjuben Arjanbhai, Bhanuben Kanabhai, Bharatbhai Lakhabhai, Haresh Jesa and Shobhaben Rameshbhai, police said. A complaint has been lodged against the truck driver, who fled from the spot after the mishap, police said.