Eight killed and 2 injured as truck rams into hut in Amreli


In a sad incident, Eight people were crushed to death in their sleep after a truck rammed into a hut in a village in Gujarat's Amreli district in the wee hours of Monday.

The incident took place around 2.30 am in Badhada village under Savarkundla rural police limits. The deceased include two elderly persons, two children aged eight and 13, police said, adding two other children were seriously injured in the accident at Badhada village.

The driver of the truck, which was modified to include a crane, lost control after dozing off while driving and ploughed into the roadside hut in which 10 people were sleeping, said Amreli Superintendent of Police Nirlipt Rai.

The truck was going from Rajkot to Jafrabad in Amreli district when the accident took place, he said.

The deceased were identified as Pujaben Solanki (8), Lakshmiben Solanki (30), Shukanben Solanki (13), Hemrajbhai Solanki (37), Narshibhai Sankhla (60), Navdhanbhai Sankhla (65), Virambhai Rathod (35), and Lalabhai Rathod (20), the police added.