Speeding truck mows down six in Uttar Pradesh

April 10th, 2008 - 12:23 am ICT by admin  

Agra, April 9 (IANS) A speeding truck crushed to death six people Wednesday on Delhi-Agra highway here in Uttar Pradesh. The truck loaded with stones, speeding to avoid regional transport office (RTO) officials, first hit a scooter then a bike rider, killing both on the spot. The truck later rammed into an autorickshaw carrying five people.

Four passengers, including a teacher and her husband, were killed.

Infuriated by the series of accidents, local residents pelted stones and blocked traffic movement for hours until arrival of district and police officials, who had to use force to disperse the crowd.

The driver and his accomplice escaped from the accident spot.

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