Car Mows Down Pilgrims In Gujarat; 6 Dead, 7 Injured

The mishap took place when the pilgrims were their way on foot towards the Ambaji temple in Ambaji town in the adjoining Banaskantha district.
Car Mows Down Pilgrims In Gujarat; 6 Dead, 7 Injured

A pilgrimage trip turned into a nightmare for a group on Friday morning after a vehicle mowed them down in Gujarat’s Aravalli district, leaving six dead and seven others injured.

The mishap took place when the pilgrims were their way on foot towards the Ambaji temple in Ambaji town in the adjoining Banaskantha district.

According to reports, the driver of vehicle lost control and swayed towards the devotees, crushing them.

Following the incident, the injured victims were rushed to Modasa Hospital in an ambulance for medical attention.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and announced an exgratia grant of Rs 4 lakh for each of the deceased and 50,000 rupees for the injured.

He also asked Aravalli District Collector to ensure the necessary medical treatment for the injured.

Earlier yesterday night, at least seven people including five children were tragically killed in a boat mishap that took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district.

As per reports, around 17 people, mostly flood-hit people and labourers, were in the boat when it capsized in River Ganga at Athota village under Rewatipur police station.

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