Gujarat: 15 Labourers Sleeping On Footpath Crushed Under Truck
Gujarat: 15 dead, 6 injured after truck runs over labourers sleeping on footpath in Surat
15 people were killed and 6 others seriously injured after a dumper truck ran over them in Gujarat’s Surat. The shocking incident took place in the wee hours of Tuesday. All the deceased were labourers hailing from Banswada district in Rajasthan. They were sleeping on a footpath when the dumper ran over them.
The news was confirmed by the police, “At least 13 people died after they were run over by a truck in Kosamba, Surat.”
Gujarat: 13 people died after they were run over by a truck in Kosamba, Surat.
Police says, “All the deceased are labourers and they hail from Rajasthan.” pic.twitter.com/E9uwZnrgeO
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2021
CM Jadeja, Deputy Superintendent of Police said, “A truck collided with a tractor loaded with sugarcane after which the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and drove it over the pavement where the labourers were sleeping.”
The injured labourers were taken to a nearby hospital. Three of the eight injured died during treatment taking the total fatalities to 15.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the incident and his office tweeted: “The loss of lives due to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest.”
The loss of lives due to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 19, 2021
More details are awaited.