Bhavnagar (Guj) At least 26 people of a wedding party were killed when their truck fell into a pit from a bridge near Randhora village in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district this morning, the police said.
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.
The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals, the district collector said.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.