Bengaluru traffic news: 18-month-old baby dies as ambulance gets stuck - Report
A one-and-a-half year old girl died in Bengaluru while being transported to hospital in an ambulance after it got stuck in a traffic jam.
In an unfortunate development, a one and a half year old girl died while being transported to hospital in an ambulance, as it got stuck in a traffic jam. The tragedy occurred at the Nelamangala - Goreguntepalya junction, Times Now reported.
The child was being shifted from Hassan to Bengaluru's NIMHANS - National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences - for treatment, however the delay of approximately 20 minutes in traffic led to her passing away en route to the institute.
The deceased child's identity could not be ascertained immediately. A video of the ambulance went viral on the internet.
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