8 killed, as truck runs over people sleeping on roadside in Amreli district of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, August 9, 2021
At least eight people were killed and four injured after a truck ran over about a dozen people sleeping on the roadside in Amreli district of Gujarat on Monday.
The truck driver, going towards Mahua, apparently lost control over the vehicle at Baadhada village in Savarkundla Tehsil of Amreli district at around 3 in the morning on Monday.
Eight of the victims are believed to have died on the spot, while four to five others have been severely injured. All the victims were rushed to the Savarkundla Hospital. According to sources, one of the injured is feared to have succumbed to his injuries.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced financial aid of Rs 4 lakh to the next-of-kin of each of the deceased.
He instructed the authorities to help the injured and ordered the Amreli collector to launch a probe into the incident.
Rupani also offered his condolences over the loss of lives.