A deadly road accident has taken place at Banaskantha region in Gujrat where 21 passengers were killed and over 30 others injured when a packed private luxury bus overturned on Monday night.
As per reports, the ghastly mishap took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch on the Ambaji-Danta road near Ambaji town of Banaskantha district, when the victims were returning home after visiting a temple.
The private luxury bus, carrying around 75 passengers, tipped over at Trishulia Ghat after the driver lost control over the vehicle due to heavy rains in the area, Banaskantha district SP Ajit Rajian stated.
As per the SP says, “Twenty-one persons travelling in a private bus died after the vehicle overturned at Trishulia Ghat. The bus driver lost control due to heavy rains as the tires slipped on the road when brakes were applied. We pulled out 53 persons alive from the bus using a crane,” informed Ajit Rajian. “These injured passengers were referred to Danta town’s referral hospital and Palanpur civil hospital,”
The SP along with District Collector Sandip Sagale rushed to Danta hospital after the accident. According to Sagale, 35 of the 53 injured are in critical condition and have been referred to the civil hospital at Palanpur, the administrative headquarters of the district, from Danta.
The Trishulia Ghat is the same spot, where nine people had lost their lives in June last when a multi-utility vehicle overturned after its brakes failed at a sharp turn. Sagale said the Gujrat government is planning to convert the road passing through the Trishulia Ghat into a four-lane pathway.