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26 dead, 12 injured after truck falls into drain in Gujarat's Bhavnagar

As per ANI report, the incident took place near Ranghola on Rajkot-Bhavnagar state highway.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Bhavnagar [ Updated: March 06, 2018 12:27 IST ]
26 dead, 12 injured after truck falls into drain in
26 dead, 12 injured after truck falls into drain in Gujarat's Bhavnagar.

At least 26 people were killed and 12 were injured on Tuesday after a truck fell into a drain in Gujarat's Bhavnagar, police said. District Collector Harshad Patel said the deceased included 10 women and five children. 

As per ANI report, the incident took place near Ranghola on Rajkot-Bhavnagar state highway.

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. 

Meanwhile, rescue teams have been rushed to spot and the injured have been taken to nearby hospitals.

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