At least 11 people lost their lives and 17 sustained injuries after two trucks collided with each other in Vadodara of Gujarat. The mishap occurred at Waghodia Crossing Highway in the wee hours on Wednesday, news agency ANI reported.
According to reports, the victims were going to Pavagadh from Surat when the accident took place. The injured have been taken to SSG Hospital in Vadodara for immediate medical relief.
"Death toll rises to 11 in the incident in Vadodara," Ranjan Ayyer, SSG Hospital's superintendent, said.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has instructed officials to make necessary arrangements. "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," Rupani said.
President Kovind, PM Modi express grief
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed grief over the mishap. "Distressed to learn about the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Vadodara, Gujarat. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families. I wish speedy recovery of the injured," the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted.
PM Modi in a tweet said that the administration is providing all possible assistance to the needy. "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 tweeted.
Meanwhile, Union Home minister Amit Shah has also expressed anguish over the loss of lives in a road accident in Vadodara. "Have spoken to the local administration they are providing all possible assistance. Condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover at the earliest," he tweeted.