At least 30 dead after lorry falls off bridge in Gujarat

Onlookers gathering around the bodies of passengers who had been travelling in a lorry that plunged off a bridge in western India yesterday. 	At least 30 people - mostly women and children - died when the lorry, carrying a wedding party, fell off the
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Onlookers gathering around the bodies of passengers who had been travelling in a lorry that plunged off a bridge in western India yesterday.

At least 30 people - mostly women and children - died when the lorry, carrying a wedding party, fell off the bridge in the Bhavnagar district, in India's Gujarat state, a police official said. Initial investigations indicated that the driver had lost control, causing the lorry to swerve off the bridge and fall 8m onto a dry riverbed.

Officials indicated that the toll could rise as many of the passengers remained trapped under the lorry, which overturned. Other injured victims were rushed to hospital.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'At least 30 dead after lorry falls off bridge in Gujarat'. Print Edition | Subscribe