Ten people were killed and 16 injured when the mini-truck they were travelling in collided with another truck at a highway in Gujarat’s Vadodara on Wednesday morning, reports said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi condoled the death of the victims and wished for a speedy recovery of the injured. “Saddened by the accident in Vadodara. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Praying that the injured recover soon. The administration is providing all possible assistance at the site of the accident,” he said in a tweet.
Chief minister Vijay Rupani also took to Twitter to express grief over the accident and said he has asked officials to help the victims. “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident near Vadodara. Instructed officials to do needful. May those who have been injured recover at the earliest. I pray for the departed souls. Om Shanti,” Rupani tweeted.
The 10 people, who died, were from Varachha area of Surat city and they were heading towards Pavagadh in Panchmahal district, Vadodara Police commissioner RB Brahmbhatt was cited as saying by news agency PTI. The injured at the accident site at Waghodia circle on the highway were admitted to the hospital.