At least 8 labourers were killed and more than 25 injured in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district on Monday morning, police said.
Police sources said a mini truck carrying labourers overturned near Neechi village on Jabalpur-Chargawan road resulting in the death of at least 8 of them.
Jabalpur superintendent of police Manjeet Singh confirmed the death of 8 labourers. However, an unconfirmed report said that 13 labourers were killed in the accident.
The driver reportedly jumped out of the truck and fled the spot.
The injured have been rushed to Jabalpur for treatment.