At least eleven members of an extended family, including six women and a child, were killed and over a dozen others injured in a road mishap in the wee hours on Wednesday at Waghodia crossroads in Gujarat’s Vadodara.
The accident occurred when an Eicher truck carrying around 25 to 30 members of the family from Surat’s Varachha area was on way to Pavagadh for a pilgrimage when it rammed a tanker around 3 am.
Almost all of the truck passengers were injured and rushed to the SSG Hospital. Over a dozen of them were admitted to the Vadodara hospital, where two of them succumbed to injuries later on.
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“A total of 11 persons have died in the Waghodia road accident. Of the 15-16 persons brought to the hospital, five have since been shifted elsewhere on their kin’s request,” Hospital Superintendent Dr Ranjan said.
“At least two of the admitted injured are children. One girl Devanshi has been operated upon in the orthopedic section. Of the admitted patients, one with an abdominal injuries is somewhat critical and is under 24-hour observation while the rest are doing good,” said Dr Iyer.