Nine dead, 25 injured in Gujarat road accident
Navsari (Gujarat), December 31, 2022
At least nine people died and 25 others were injured on Saturday when a luxury mini-bus collided with an SUV in Navsari district of Gujarat, officials said.
Navsari Rural Police Inspector D. K. Patel told reporters that the accident occurred on National Highway 48 near Vesma circle.
The Fortuner SUV was heading towards Ankleshwar from Valsad, whereas the mini-bus was on its way to Valsad from Ahmedabad.
Patel said that the bus driver had suffered a heart attack which led to the accident.
Of the nine victims, eight were travelling in the SUV and one was a bus passenger.
Seven of the SUV victims died on the spot, while one passed away in the hospital during treatment. A ninth passenger in the SUV is said to be in a critical condition.
Primary information said that the nine people in the SUV were from Prolife Bio-Chemical LTd, Ankleshwar.
Meanwhile, the bus passengers were from Valsad and were returning home after visiting a BAPS sect event in Ahmedabad.
There were a total of 30 passengers in the bus, of whom 25 were injured.
Of the 25, as many as 17 were shifted to Valsad and eight others are being treated at the Navsari hospital.