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10 dead, 16 injured in road accident in Vadodara, PM Modi condoles

VADODARA: In a horrifying accident between two trucks near the Waghodiya Chowkdi on National highway-48, at least 10 people were killed and 16 others were injured on Wednesday at around 3 in the morning.

According to reports, the truck carrying 27 pilgrims from Surat rammed into another truck. Immediately, firemen were called to help the pilgrims come out of the truck.

All the pilgrims were then rushed to SSG hospital.

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The victims, all from the Varachha area of Surat city, were heading towards Pavagadh, a famous religious place in Panchmahal located near Vadodara.

An investigation was launched to find out the cause of the accident.

PM Narendra Modi condoled the death of the victims. Wishing for the speedy recovery of the injured and expressing grief Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the accident in Vadodara. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Praying that the injured recover soon. The administration is providing all possible assistance at the site of the accident.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote, “Deeply anguished to learn about the loss of lives in a tragic road accident in Vadodara, Gujarat. Have spoken to the local administration they are providing all possible assistance. Condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover at the earliest.”

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also took to Twitter to express grief over the accident and said he has asked officials to help the victims.

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident near Vadodara. Instructed officials to do needful. May those who have been injured recover at the earliest. I pray for the departed souls. Om Shanti,” Rupani tweeted.

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