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19 killed, 7 injured as cement-laden truck overturns in Gujarat

The driver fled the spot after the accident occurred.

india Updated: May 19, 2018 11:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
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The accident occurred on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway near Bavalyali village in Bhavnagar on Saturday morning.(AN/Twitter)

Nineteen people were killed and seven others injured when a truck turned turtle in Gujarat’s Bavalyali village on the Ahmedabad-Bhavnagar road on Saturday morning.

The truck, which was loaded with cement sacks, met with the accident around 2.30 am. The driver fled from the scene soon after the incident.

“The deceased include 12 women and three children. They were all from the same family,” said an officer with the Bhavnagar police. The injured were taken to the Bhavnagar civil hospital for treatment, he added.

This is the second such accident to occur in Bhavnagar district over the last two months. As many as 30 members of a marriage party were killed when a truck fell off a bridge in March.

Further details are awaited.

First Published: May 19, 2018 09:48 IST