As many as 16 labourers and three children were killed when a truck they were travelling in overturned on a highway in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, 170 kilometres from Ahmedabad.
The accident also left six others as injured.
The accident happened when the cement-laden truck while taking a turn in high-speed lost control and overturned on the highway.
The truck was coming from Pipavav Port in Bhavnagar, the police said.
Of the 18 people who died on the spot, 12 were women and three were children; another person died in a hospital, police said.
It is not clear what caused the truck to go out of control.>