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Pedestrian falls into crater, crushed under truck in Kalyan

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 45-year-old man died after he fell into a water-filled and ran over by a truck on Haji Road in in neighbouring district, police said today.

This is the second such incident this week on the Haji Road.

On Sunday, a 43-year-old woman riding pillion on a motorcycle fell off due to a crater and was crushed under wheels of a bus. The video of the incident had gone viral.

In the latest incident, which occurred yesterday, the man was walking towards a cowshed in Balgaon area when he lost his footing and fell into a water-filled crater at Dwarli Naka, the said, adding that a truck coming from behind ran him over.

The deceased is identified only as Anna.

rushed to the spot and shifted the body to a hospital, the said.

The truck driver, identified as (45), has been arrested, said station senior inspector G H Palange.

Khan is a resident of Rabodi area in

The deaths due to potholes has caused an outrage, with the accusing the and civic body of negligence.

Many streets in remained under water earlier this week due to incessant rains.

As rains took a break yesterday and water receded, many potholes have resurfaced on the city roads.

had told the on Tuesday that the number of potholes in during monsoon had come down drastically, a claim disputed by the

The Mumbai has alleged that four persons have died in potholes-related accidents in various areas of the city.

The city unit today launched a campaign to highlight the "inaction" of the BMC into the matter.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:25 IST