As the nation celebrates Diwali, Gujarat is witnessing a spike in the emergency calls for burns and vehicular trauma accidents amid pre-festival celebrations.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the cases of vehicular trauma in Gujarat on October 23 rose by nearly 50 per cent compared to the regular days, whereas 16 cases of burns were recorded instead of the average of six cases reported on a single day. A total of 621 were recorded compared with an average of 424 cases in a single day.
Ahmedabad has witnessed the highest spike of vehicular trauma incidents with 74 cases and took 12 per cent of the state's share. Out of the 16 burns cases, Ahmedabad also reported six