Truck carrying workers overturns in India; 24 dead
AHMADABAD: Police say a truck carrying workers has overturned on a slippery road after overnight rains in western India, killing 24 people and injuring another 25.
Police officer Bharat Bhai says the workers were on their way to Sanand, an automobile hub nearly 20 kilometres south of Ahmadabad, the Gujarat state’s main city. The accident occurred early Thursday.
The 25 injured have been hospitalized in the area, Bhai told The Associated Press.
Road accidents are common in India. Many are due to negligence, bad roads and aging vehicles.