Not less than 15 migrant labourers have been killed within the Surat district of Gujarat on Tuesday after being crushed by a truck. The accused driver has been arrested by the Police.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the tragic highway accident. He took to his Twitter deal with and wrote, “The lack of lives attributable to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. My ideas are with the bereaved households. Praying that the injured get better on the earliest.”
Ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs every from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s Nationwide Reduction Fund) could be given to the following of kin of those that have misplaced their lives because of the accident in Surat. Rs 50,000 every could be given to these injured.
The tragedy occurred early within the morning close to Kosamba village, round 60 km from Surat. The truck ran over them on the Kim-Mandvi highway.
The truck driver misplaced management of the automobile and veered off the highway, onto the footpath, operating over 18 individuals who have been sleeping there.
Whereas 12 individuals died on the spot, three of the eight injured died in a close-by hospital
“All of the deceased are labourers they usually hail from Rajasthan,” the native police stated.
The case has been registered in opposition to the accused.
(With PTI inputs)