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Uncle and nephew get run over by truck, buried in silt

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Tragedy struck a family in district of Thursday when a man and his nephew were crushed under the wheels of a truck carrying silt to their farm, the police said.

The shock of the led to the death of an elderly woman in the family.

The accident took place at Bhatumba village in Kaij tehsil around 2 am. The deceased were identified as Sarjerao Dhapate (48) and his nephew (21).

According to the police, silt excavated from a nearby dam was being spread over Sarjerao Dhapate's farm and the uncle and nephew were supervising the work.

Post midnight, as the truck left to bring more silt, the two decided to lay down to catch a nap.

When the tipper-truck returned, the did not notice in the dark that they were sleeping in the field as they had wrapped a black shawl around them, and ran them over while reversing, the police said.

Not realising immediately that they had been run over, the then proceeded to offload silt over them.

Later, realising what had happened, the approached the police and informed them about the accident.

The bodies were recovered in the morning.

The police registered an offence of negligence against the driver.

Meanwhile, to add to the tragedy, Bhagubai Ramdas Ingale (65), Sarjerao's cousin, died of a heart attack when she learnt about his and Bunty's death, the police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 22:25 IST