8 killed, 24 injured in Gujarat road accident


Gandhinagar, March 2, 2020

At least eight persons were killed and 24 injured on Monday in Gujarat's Tapi district when an oil tanker rammed into a Gujarat state road transport bus, officials said.

Police said the oil tanker was moving on the wrong side of the highway and they have lodged a complaint against the driver.

According to sources, the oil tanker was going from Songadh to Surat while the bus, coming from Kushalgarh, was travelling to Ukai.

The accident happened on the National Highway 56 near Pokhran village in Songadh Taluka in Tapi district.

Sources said when the driver of the bus applied brakes to avoid the collision, a jeep that was trailing the bus crashed into it.

The injured have been admitted to government hospitals in Vyara and Songadh.