WION Web TeamNew Delhi, Delhi, IndiaDec 06, 2017, 07.22 AM
A toddler dies on her way to the hospital as the ambulance carrying her remained stuck in a traffic jam for nearly half an hour. The one and a half-year-old toddler passed away as the ambulance failed to reach the hospital due to a wedding procession that caused a road-block. The incident occurred near Damoh Ghanta Ghar in Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh: One and a half year old girl dies after the ambulance carrying her was stuck in a traffic jam for half an hour due to a Baaraat procession near Damoh's Ghanta Ghar area pic.twitter.com/TjwBSHApCk
Satish Chand Saxena, IG Sagar Range expressed regret on the unfortunate event, "have taken cognizance of the incident and will take action. We will ensure vehicles and ambulances get a clear way during such processions in the future," he told media.
Have taken cognizance of the incident and will take action. We will ensure vehicles and ambulances get a clear way during such processions in the future: Satish Chand Saxena, IG Sagar Range pic.twitter.com/4nlZzmLjD7
Reports suggest that the toddler was stung by a scorpion and was being taken to the district hospital, Damoh from a village situated roughly 30kms away. The ambulance carrying her was about half a kilometre away from the hospital when they got stuck in a traffic jam.