Truck falls from bridge in Guj, 30 of wedding party killed

Bhavnagar truck

The accident happened when a truck skidded and fell into a drain.

According to information, the truck was carrying a marriage party, who was about to attend Pravinbhai Vaghela's son wedding.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani's office (CMO) has ordered the district authorities and administration to furnish the details about the incident and the ongoing rescue operation.

About 50 people were said to be travelling in the truck at the time of the accident. The truck that was carrying wedding guests fell into the drain near Umrala on the Bhavnagar-Rajkot Highway.

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The injured have been rushed to a local hospital and surely it is going to hurt you all for sure. The reports suggest that the following tragedy took place on Tuesday morning. Initial investigations indicated that the driver had lost control, causing the lorry to swerve off the bridge and fall 8m onto a dry riverbed.

Mal said 25 people died on the spot while one of the injured people succumbed on the way to a hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the accident. The accident was extremely unfortunate and anguishing.

The chief minister also announced that the cost of treatment of all those injured would be borne by the state government. I pray for the departed souls.

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