Three forest guards run over by truck

July 27th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS  

Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), July 26 (IANS) Three forest guards were killed when a speeding truck ran over them in this Uttar Pradesh district Tuesday, police said.

The accident took place under Kotwali Kalpi police station, when the truck spun out of control and ran over the three forest guards while they were planting saplings along the Jhansi-Kanpur highway near Chaunk village.

“All the three forest guards - Rambabu, Shivram and Babulal, all in their mid 40s - died on the spot,” Police Inspector Subedar Singh told reporters in Jalaun, some 150 km from Lucknow.

“The truck driver, who managed to escape soon after the incident is still absconding,” he added.

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