11 labour­ers killed in MP mishap

The Indian Express - - EXPRESS NETWORK -

Ja­balpur: A mini truck over­turned and fell into a 10-foot deep cul­vert near a vil­lage in Ja­balpur early on Thurs­day, leav­ing at least 11 labour­ers dead and 15 oth­ers in­jured, po­lice said. The ac­ci­dent took place at around 1 am near Ja­mu­nia vil­lage when the labour­ers were trav­el­ling in the truck of the for­est depart­ment to Char­ga­van for pluck­ing tendu leaves, Ja­balpur DSP Man­jeet Chawla said. The truck driver lost con­trol and the ve­hi­cle fell into the cul­vert, he said. Po­lice have regis­tered a case and ar­rested the driver, iden­ti­fied as Prahlad. The in­jured were ad­mit­ted to the Ja­balpur Med­i­cal Col­lege. ENS

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