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19 People Killed As Truck Overturns On Gujarat Highway

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| May 19 , 2018 , 14:33 IST

At least 19 people were killed and seven others were seriously injured as a cement-laden truck overturned in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district this morning.  

 The mishap occurred on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway, near Bavalyali village around 2.30 am when the truck was turtled after that it has fallen into a ditch.

 “There were 25 labourers travelling in the truck. The vehicle turned turtle early morning and 19 labourers were crushed to death,” Ahmedabad Superintendent of Police R V Asari said.

Adding on he said “The accident seems to have taken place as the driver of the truck lost control over the vehicle. After the mishap, the driver escaped from the spot and a search has been launched to trace him”.

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Among all the 19 deceased people sixteen were the labourers and other three were children. The injured people have been admitted to the nearby hospital for treatment and the bodies of the deceased have been sent for an autopsy shortly.

Local police and district officials have reached the accident site and the rescue work is on. The police are in search of the driver as the driver fled from the spot soon after the incident

This is not the first incident which has taken place in Bhavnagar district. One such accident has already occurred in Bhavnagar district in the last two months.

In the previous incident, 30 members of a marriage party were killed when a truck fell off a bridge in March.