Navsari: A private luxury bus was traveling on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway towards Valsad in Gujarat early yesterday morning. A car was coming in the opposite direction towards Angleshwar in Baruch district. A bus and a car collided head-on near village Vesma in Navsari district. In this accident, 8 out of 9 people who were traveling in the car died on the spot. One person was seriously injured. One of the bus passengers died. 28 people were injured.
All the injured have been admitted to hospitals in Navsari, Valsad and Surat.
The car driver lost control of his vehicle and the car went over the road block and rammed into the bus. The car was smashed into pieces. This is attributed to high speed. Leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have expressed deep grief over the accident. Prime Minister Modi has ordered compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased and Rs 50 thousand to the injured.- PTI