26 killed and 12 injured after truck fell off a bridge in Gujarat's Bhavnagar

The injured have been rushed to a local hospital. Rescue teams have reached the spot where the incident took place

Published: 06th March 2018 02:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2018 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

GUJARAT:At least 26 people of a wedding party were killed when their truck fell into a pit from a bridge near Randhora village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district this morning, the police said.

District Collector Harshad Patel said the deceased included 10 women and five children.

The truck was carrying around 60 people from Anida village, who were going to attend a wedding ceremony in Botad district, Bhavnagar's in-charge Superintendent of Police I M Sayed said.

"The truck fell into the pit when its driver tried to overtake another vehicle on the bridge in the morning hours.

Twenty-five people died on the spot while one died at a hospital during treatment," he said.

The injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals, the district collector said.

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