18 dead as truck overturns near Ahmedabad in Gujarat

NetIndian News Network

Ahmedabad, May 19, 2018

At least 18 labourers died when a cement-laden truck in which they were travelling overturned at Bavalyali village, about 100 km from here, on the Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway in the early hours today.
Ahmedabad Rural Police officials told NetIndian over the telephone that the truck was on its way from Pipavav port to Ahmedabad when the mishap occurred around 2.30 am today.
About five or six others who suffered injuries were rushed to nearby hospitals, they said.
The 18 deceased had died on the spot and their bodies were being sent for post-mortem examination, they said.
Senior administration and police officials, along with other emergency personnel, have reached the scene to oversee the relief efforts, they added.
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