At least 21 people were killed and several injured on Monday when a bus carrying 50 passengers turned upside down near a trench in Ambaji town of Banaskantha district in Gujarat. The condition of many of the injured people is critical. They are being treated in different hospitals in the area.
The accident took place when a luxury bus overturned near Trishulia Ghat. More than 50 people were expected to be travelling inside the bus. The 21 people killed includes 14 men, three women and four children.
At least 21 people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a jampacked private bus overturned in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat on Monday. According to reports, the incident took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch in the Ambaji-Danta road. The bus was carrying around 70 passengers and the driver lost control of the vehicle as the road was slippery after heavy rains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed condolence over the loss of lives in a road accident in Gujarat.
Devastating news from Banaskantha. I am extremely pained by the loss of lives due to an accident. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families.
The local administration is providing all possible help to the injured. May they recover soon.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 30, 2019
A team ambulance service consisting of 108 members at service and the police arrived at the accident site. The police with the help of the local people are making efforts to rescue the trapped people.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, who was present at the spot, confirmed the death toll.