8 killed as sand-laden truck overturns in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur

A sand-laden truck overturned on the Khandwa-Baroda highway in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur.

bhopal Updated: Feb 07, 2018 10:55 IST
C B Singh
C B Singh
Hindustan Times,  Alirajpur
Madhya Pradesh,Alirajpur,Bhopal
Eight persons were killed and eight others injured when a truck carrying sand overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur on Tuesday night. (HT Photo)

Eight labourers, including two minors and a woman, were killed when a sand-laden truck overturned on the Khandwa-Baroda highway in Madhya Pradesh’s Alirajpur on Tuesday night.

Eight others also sustained injuries in the accident.

Additional superintendent of police Seema Alava who rushed to the site, around 400 km from Bhopal, said many of the labourers died as they were trapped under the truck.

“We had to move the truck with the help of a crane and bring out those trapped under it,” he said.

The truck which was coming from a sand mine in Agalgota village, overturned near Akalu village while negotiating a big pothole on the road.

All the deceased were from Akalu village.

Police said they did not find the body of the truck driver, so it is being presumed that he fled after the accident. A case under rash driving and causing death by negligence and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the driver.

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 10:38 IST