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Private Bus Overturns In Gujarat; 21 dead, 53 injured

Ahmedabad: At the very least 21 passengers had been killed and greater than 50 others injured when a packed personal luxurious bus overturned in a hilly space in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat on Monday night, mentioned officers.

The ghastly mishap befell at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch on the Ambaji-Danta highway close to Ambaji city of Banaskantha district, round 160km from right here, when the victims had been returning residence after visiting a temple, they mentioned.

The personal luxurious bus, carrying round 70 passengers, tipped over at Trishulia Ghat after the driving force misplaced management over the car attributable to heavy rain within the space, Banaskantha district SP Ajit Rajian mentioned.

He mentioned, “21 individuals travelling in a personal bus died after the car overturned at Trishulia Ghat.

“The bus driver misplaced management attributable to heavy rain because the tyres slipped on the highway when brakes had been utilized. We pulled out 53 individuals alive from the bus utilizing a crane.”

These injured passengers had been referred to Danta city’s referral hospital and Palanpur civil hospital, mentioned Rajian.

The SP together with district collector Sandip Sagale rushed to Danta hospital after the accident.

In response to Sagale, 35 of the 53 injured are in vital situation and referred to the civil hospital at Palanpur, the executive headquarters of the district, from Danta.

“We have now deployed extra docs at each the hospitals to deal with the injured and perform autopsy.

“All of the passengers had been residents of Anklav village of Anand taluka and returning after visiting Ambaji temple,” mentioned Sagale.

The Trishulia Ghat is identical spot, the place 9 individuals had misplaced their lives in June final when a multi-utility car overturned after its brakes failed at a pointy flip.

Sagale mentioned the state authorities plans to transform the highway passing via the Trishulia Ghat right into a four-lane pathway.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned he was “extremely pained” to listen to in regards to the accident.

“Devastating information from Banaskantha. I’m extraordinarily pained by the lack of lives attributable to an accident. On this hour of grief, my ideas are with the bereaved households.

“The native administration is offering all doable assist to the injured. Could they recuperate quickly,” the Prime Minister mentioned in a tweet.

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