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8 labourers killed, 2 injured in Savarkundla truck accident

Eight people were killed in a road accident on Sunday night near Badra village of Savarkundla in Amreli, Gujarat. The incident took place around 3 am when an uncontrolled truck ran over 8 laborers sleeping on the roadside.

While the labourers died, two people are said to be seriously injured and are undergoing treatment at Sanvarkundla Government Hospital.

According to the information, the truck was going towards Mahua. The driver then lost control over the truck and it went over the huts and then fell into the 8-feet deep pit. Eight people died on the spot when the truck fell on the people sleeping in a nearby hut on the roadside.

While some labourers have received minor injuries, they are shifted to other places for treatment. On getting the information, an ambulance arrived at the spot and all the injured people were admitted to government hospital Savarkundla.

As soon as the incident came to light, a team of health workers reached the spot and started its work, setting the priority of saving the injured.

Expressing grief after the accident, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in a tweet .

Truck driver has been arrested by the police and he is currently being interrogated. Police is investigating whether driver was under the influence of alcohol.

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