Four people lost their lives after a canter with at least 25 inter-state migrant labourers on board was hit from behind by a speeding truck in UP’s Saharanpur district on Saturday night.
According to police, the deceased – all residents of Titavi area in Muzaffarnagar – were on their way to Punjab. They were working as labourers at a brick kiln in Ludhiana. The accident occurred within the Titora police station limits.
“Three people had died on the spot while the six injured were referred to Saharanpur district hospital. One of the critically hurt was later referred to a higher centre in Meerut where he succumbed during treatment,” Ashok Kumar Meena, Saharanpur SP (rural), said.
Notably, at least four persons, including a woman, with serious injuries are being treated at different hospitals in Saharanpur. The woman – in a critical condition – has been referred to a higher centre in Meerut.
An FIR has been registered in the case. “Efforts are on to trace the driver who had fled from the spot,” SP (rural) Meena said.Source: Times of India