16 dead, 72 injured as truck overturns in Gujarat

Sixteen people, including 11 children, were killed and 72 others injured, when a truck carrying a marriage party overturned near here today, police said.

Updated: Jun 15, 2010, 00:04 AM IST

Dahod: Sixteen people, including 11
children, were killed and 72 others injured, when a truck
carrying a marriage party overturned near here today, police
said.

The incident took place at Malvasi village in Jhalod
taluka, when the driver of the overloaded truck, en route to
Tadagoda village, lost control over the vehicle and it
overturned, they said.

Eight people died on the spot, while as many succumbed to
their injuries at a nearby hospital, police said.

As many as 72 persons were referred to different
hospitals and health centres for treatment, they said.

Those who were critical have been shifted to Dahod civil
hospital, they added.

PTI