The mishap took place on Kim-Mandvi road very early in the morning while at least 18 labourers were sleeping on the footpath. Driver of the truck lost control over the wheels of his vehicle to run the labourers over.
While 12 persons were killed after coming under the wheels of the truck during the mishap, three others succumbed after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
All the victims who were killed in the accident are natives of Rajasthan State.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the mishap and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF (Prime Minister's National Relief Fund) to the family members of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for those injured.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each to the next of the kin of the dead.