Another tragic road accident has taken place on the Gujarat highway near Surat, where a truck at the wee hours of the night crushed fifteen labourers to death, who were sleeping near the road. The accident took place early this morning near Kosamba village, around 60 km from Surat, police said.
Deeply saddened to know many labourers from #Banswara, #Rajasthan have lost lives after a truck ran over them as they were sleeping near the road in #Surat. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayers for speedy recovery of those injured.
In the accident reported, a dumper truck ran over the sleeping migrant workers on the Kim-Mandvi road killing 12 of them on the spot. Some of the injured labourers have been taken to a nearby hospital for hospital among which three of the eight injured died during treatment taking the total to 15.
Anguished by the loss of lives in the unfortunate accident in Surat. In this hour of grief, my thoughts with the bereaved families and prayers for the speedy recovery of those injured.#SuratAccident
— Poonamben Maadam (@PoonambenMaadam) January 19, 2021
As the tragic incident went viral, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his feelings and 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.”
More details from the same are awaited.
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