Major accident in Amreli, Gujarat, truck collapsed after breaking hut, at least 8 people died

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Ahmedabad. A road accident took place around 3 pm on Sunday night near Badda village of Savar Kundla in Amreli, Gujarat. Here, an uncontrollable truck killed 8 laborers sleeping in a roadside hut, while two people are said to be seriously injured. The injured are being treated at the Savar Kundla Government Hospital. There was chaos in the area due to the outcry after the accident.

According to the information received, the truck was going towards Mahua. On the way, the driver lost control near Badhada village and the truck fell into an 8-feet deep pit passing through the huts. In this accident, eight people sleeping in the hut died on the spot, while some other 2 people were seriously injured and 12 people got minor injuries. He has been shifted for treatment. As soon as the information of the incident was received, the ambulance reached the spot and admitted everyone to Savar Kundla Civil Hospital for treatment.

According to the local administration, the truck driver lost control of the steering wheel of his vehicle and due to this the accident took place. As soon as the incident came to light, a team of 108 reached the spot and started its work, setting the priority of saving the injured.

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After the accident, the Chief Minister of the state Vijay Rupani tweeted expressing grief, ‘Saddened by the painful accident near Borda village of Savar Kundla in Amreli district. All instructions have been given to provide immediate and proper help to the victims of the accident. The state government will provide assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of each of the victims of the accident.

In another tweet, CM Rupani said, ‘Collector Amreli has been directed to immediately investigate the entire incident and send a report. Praying that God rest the soul of the deceased and give strength to the family to bear this loss. Peace.’

The police have arrested the driver of the uncontrollable truck. At present, he is being interrogated. Along with this, he is also being investigated whether he was driving the truck after drinking alcohol. In this case, the official statement has not come out from the police yet.

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