Ten people were killed and 16 injured in a collision between two trucks in Gujarat’s Vadodara city on Wednesday, PTI reported.
Vadodara Police Commissioner RB Brahmbhatt told the news agency that a mini-truck carrying the passengers hit another truck at the city’s Waghodia circle. The passengers were headed from Surat to Pavagadh.
People injured in the accident were taken to the SSG Hospital in Vadodara, ANI reported. More details are awaited.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani mourned the deaths in the accident. He instructed officials to urgently help the people. “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident near Vadodara,” he tweeted. “Instructed officials to do needful. May those who have been injured recover at the earliest. I pray for the departed souls.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that he was saddened by the accident. “My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones,” he tweeted. “Praying that the injured recover soon. The administration is providing all possible assistance at the site of the accident.”
Home Minister Amit Shah said he had spoken to the officials in Vadodara. “Deeply anguished to learn about the loss of lives in a tragic road accident,” he said. “Condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover at the earliest.”