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11 killed, 20 injured after tractor trolley falls into well in Gujarat

The mangled remains of the tractor. Photo: Special Arrangement

The mangled remains of the tractor. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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At least 11 persons were killed and over 20 injured when a tractor trolley fell into a 50 ft.-deep well near Godhra in Gujarat on Saturday. The injured were rushed to Godhra civil hospital.

The accident is believed to have happened when the driver of the tractor tried to reverse the vehicle at high speeds.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel declared Rs. 4 lakh compensation to the families of those who were killed in the accident.

"Road mishap in Mahisagar district is extremely disturbing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and prayers for the injured. I have declared Rs. 4 lakh financial aid to the families of deceased and also announced total medical support for the injured," Chief Minister tweeted.

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