New Delhi: At least 21 people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a jampacked private bus overturned in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat on Monday. According to reports, the mishap took place at Trishulia Ghat, a hilly patch in the Ambaji-Danta road. The bus was carrying around 70 passengers and the driver lost control of the vehicle as the road was slippery after heavy rains.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed condolence over the loss of lives in a road accident in Gujarat.

 

Soon after the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his official twitter account and said, “Devastating news from Banaskantha. I’m 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.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah added, “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic bus accident in Banaskantha, Gujarat. Have spoken to the state and local authorities, they are doing everything possible to help the people in need. My deepest condolences. May the injured recover at the earliest.”

In yet another road accident in January, five persons were killed and two others were injured after their car hit a road divider on the Rajkot-Bhavnagar highway near Jangwad village of Gujarat. The victims were returning from a marriage ceremony when the mishap took place, stated the police.