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Driver crushed to death after parked truck slides down slope

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

The of a container truck today died while trying to stop the vehicle, which he had parked moments earlier, from sliding down a gradient, police said.

The incident happened in Satpur's MIDC industrial area early this morning, a said.

The driver, as yet unidentified, had parked the truck on Satpur-Shivaji road here and had got down to inquire about an address from a passerby when it started sliding due to a slope on the road, police said.

"He tried to stop the truck but in the process came under its wheels and died instantly. The truck dashed into a few shops, damaged three two-wheelers and caused minor injuries to two people," the said.

"He had apparently kept the engine running and in neutral, which might have caused the accident," he added.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 20:00 IST