MP: Toddler dies in ambulance stuck in traffic jam caused by wedding

The traffic jam was caused by a marriage 'baraat'. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 07.22 AM (IST)

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.

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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. 

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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. 

(With inputs from ANI)