Ten people, including three children and five women, died and 13 others were injured on Friday in a road crash in India’s western Gujarat state, said a local policeman.
The accident occurred when the vehicle carrying the victims collided with a stationary truck on the Bavla-Bagodara highway in the Ahmedabad district of the state.
The victims were returning from a temple after performing a religious ceremony in a nearby district when they met with the mishap. Those injured were admitted to a local hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep grief over the loss of lives. He also announced a monetary compensation of 200,000 Indian rupees (around 2,414 U.S. dollars) to the next of kin of each deceased, and 50,000 Indian rupees (around 603 U.S. dollars) for each of those injured.