MP: Toddler dies in ambulance stuck in traffic jam caused by wedding
The traffic jam was caused by a marriage 'baraat'. Photograph: (ANI)
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— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
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— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2017
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)