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12 killed as truck overturns in J&K

Twelve labourers were killed and 18 others injured when a BRO truck carrying them overturned in Leh district.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 13:09 IST

Twelve labourers were killed and 18 others injured when a BRO truck carrying them overturned in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Thursday.

The accident occurred on Wednesday night when the driver of the Border Road Organisation vehicle carrying labourers back from work lost control over the wheel near Phang village, the sources said.

Twelve labourers died on the spot, the sources said, adding the 18 injured were rushed to hospital where condition of six of them was stated to be critical.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 13:09 IST