At least seven people were killed and over 30 others were injured after a Gujarat state transport bus overturned near Luvara village in Amreli district on Saturday morning, police said.
“Seven people died and 30 others sustained injuries when the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation bus turned turtle after the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn. The incident took place near Luvara village in Savarkundla taluka,” a police official from Amreli district said.
The bus was heading to Mahua in Bhavnagar district from Upleta in Rajkot district when the incident took place, he said, adding the injured have been shifted to various hospitals in Savarkundla and Amreli.
Chief minister Anandiben Patel expressed grief over the incident and announced Rs 4 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased. She also declared that state government will bear the medical expenses of injured people.
I have spoken to the Collector & directed officials to expedite rescue operations and ensure immediate medical assistance to the passengers.— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) February 13, 2016
In Gandhinagar, transport minister Vijay Rupani said that doctors and nursing staff have been rushed to Savarkundla from nearby towns to treat the injured patients.
After bus accident near Savarkundla Immediately Visited injured passengers undergoing treatment at Amreli hospital. pic.twitter.com/Y0PFOjl4C4— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) February 13, 2016
Further investigation is on.