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Truck mows down five in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Jalaun (UP) 

Five persons sitting on a road divider were killed and three others injured when they were hit by a truck here on the Kanpur-National Highway, police said today.

The victims were on their way to Bithoor in for a dip in the when a tyre of their SUV got punctured and they sat on the divider while the tyre was being changed, said of Police (SP) Amrendra Singh

In the meanwhile, a truck coming from lost control while trying to save the SUV in the middle of the road and hit those sitting on the divider.

The deceased were identified as Kavita (8), Rahul (26), Rajni (30), (35) and Kailasha Devi (50), the SP said adding that the injured have been admitted to a hospital.

The fled the scene leaving his vehicle behind, the SP added.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 11:45 IST
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