PM Narendra Modi said he is "extremely pained" by the loss of lives. (ANI/Twitter)
At least 21 people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a bus carrying devotees from Banaskantha’s Ambaji Temple collided with a truck and overturned on Monday evening. According to the police, the accident occurred around 4.15 pm near Trishulia Ghat in Banaskantha.Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and said: “The local administration is providing all possible help to the injured.”
“Devastating news from Banaskantha. I am extremely pained by the loss of lives due to an accident. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. The local administration is providing all possible help to the injured. May they recover soon,” he tweeted.
SG Shah, Additional District Health Officer on bus accident in Banaskantha, Gujarat: Death toll has risen to 18 https://t.co/ZbhGD6vtoS— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2019
The ghastly mishap took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch on the Ambaji-Danta road near Ambaji town of Banaskantha district, around 160km from Ahmedabad.
The private luxury bus, carrying around 70 passengers, overturned at Trishulia Ghat after the driver lost control of the vehicle due to heavy rain in the area, said Banaskantha district SP Ajit Rajian.