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30 killed as truck carrying wedding guests plunges off the bridge

March 23 2018, 01:39 | Rex Rios

Bhavnagar truck accident that killed 25 people

Bhavnagar truck

Police said 26 wedding guests were killed and a dozen others injured Tuesday when a truck drove off a bridge into a dry riverbed in India's western Gujarat state. "We have admitted the injured passengers to the nearby hospitals", A M Sayeed, a senior police official in the area, told Anadolu Agency over the phone.

District Collector Harshad Patel informed about the deaths in the unfortunate accident.

March 6 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs. 4 lakh for the kin of the 26 people who lost their lives in Bhavnagar accident.

The accident happened in Bhavnagar district about 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the state capital Ahmedabad.

Local residents said the driver lost control while overtaking and the truck fell from a 20-feet high bridge.

He added the truck was carrying approximately 60 people.

PL Mal, the police superintendent where the accident occurred in Gujarat state, told The Indian Express newspaper that the driver appeared to have lost control because he was exhausted.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ordered a probe into the accident.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer his condolences regarding the incident. "May those who have been injured recover at the earliest", said the PM.

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