STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Truck overturns crushing five children to death in Lucknow

Then tragedy took place around 5 a.m. when the driver of a truck, loaded with sand, lost control and the vehicle fell over.

Published: 01st June 2016 03:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2016 03:41 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

LUCKNOW: Five children were killed and four others were left injured, when a truck overturned and fell over their homes at Dubagga road in Lucknow this morning.

Then tragedy took place around 5 a.m. when the driver of a truck, loaded with sand, lost control and the vehicle fell over children sleeping outside their homes.

 “A truck loaded with sand was negotiating a curve this morning at around 5.30. The road on the right side was weak, because of which it caved in due to trucks weight. It lost its balance and fell over two houses. Some people were sleeping outside. Some have died and others are injured. Injured have been taken to hospital,” said Superintendent of Police (SP) Sarvesh Kumar.

One of the grief-stricken family members of the victims, said they had warned the truck drivers about the road, but he insisted that the vehicle would pass through.

“We told them before also that road is not right. Then a night before three trucks passed, which further damaged the road. We told driver not to take the turn but he said he will pull-it off. Now I have lost my children,” the mother of the deceased children told ANI.

It is being said that the truck lost its balance due to overloading.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp