Five mowed under speeding truck in Agra

January 18th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS  

Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) Five people sipping tea and watching TV at a roadside tea stall were crushed to death when a speeding truck rammed into the shop here early Sunday, the police said.The accident occurred at a tea stall opposite a nursing home on the M.G. Road.

Agra police chief Prem Prakash told IANS, “Five people have been killed and three injured”. The injured are in serious condition.

According to a witness, the truck, bearing a Rajasthan registration number, was speeding and “gatecrashed into the tea stall where some attendants of patients in the nursing home were having tea”.

Policemen from from the Hari Parbat police station, half a kilometre away from the spot, rushed to help with the rescue work.

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