Truck mows two to death, angry residents block highway

June 24th, 2008 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS  


Ghaziabad, June 23 (IANS) Angry residents blocked a national highway here Monday evening after a speeding truck crushed two people to death. According to Superintendent of Police Jagdish Sharma, a speeding truck hit a tempo from the rear while trying to overtake it. The tempo overturned and the truck mowed down its two passengers. About a dozen others were injured.

The accident took place around 7.30 p.m. Angry residents blocked the National Highway 58 leading to Delhi and damaged about a dozen public and private vehicles including two Uttar Pradesh Roadways buses.

The deceased were identified as Shahzad (18) and Arif (12). The injured have been referred to a Delhi hospital.

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