6 people including 5 children crushed to death in Lucknow

Lucknow : Five children and a woman were crushed to death today when a sand ladden truck fell on them when they were sleeping on the road side in Haiderganj locality of Thakurganj police station area in the state capital. Police sources here said that while four children died on the spot, another child and the woman succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. Preleminary investigation shows that the truck overturned after a portion of the newly constructed road caved in. The deceased were the children of the labourers involved in the road and other construction work in the area. Police has seized the truck but the driver managed to flee. However, due to the deaths, irate labourers and local people staged a protest and blocked the Campbell road demanding compensation for the deceased family. Additional police forces have been rushed to the spot to control the situation.

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