4 killed as truck overturns on highway

UDAIPUR: Four persons, including a woman, were killed when a truck laden with plastic ball bags overturned near on the National Highway-8 on Thursday early morning. The accident proved fatal for four persons who were standing at the roadside. As the truck overturned, the bags fell over three while one of the men got trapped under the heavy vehicle. Three motorcycles were damaged in the mishap.
People gathered on the spot removed the bags to pull out the victims. The rescue team was called which arrived immediately and moved the truck with the help of a crane however, all of them had died by then. The highway was jammed and commutation remained impeded for some time as vehicles lined up at both ends.

Later, police cleared the mess and restored the traffic. “The accident took place a kilometre ahead of the toll plaza. The driver went on a high speed and lost control on the truck which overturned and the load fell on people standing on the roadside,” SHO Kherwada Ratan Singh said.

The victims were identified as Jamna (42), (23), (22), Mintu Khan. Salman and Mintu Khan had come to sell blankets in Kherwada, police said. The bodies were taken for autopsy at the Kherwada hospital and given to their relatives. The truck driver fled after the accident and a case has been registered against him for reckless driving.

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