Five persons including four children, woman killed as truck turns turtle

Five persons including four children and a woman were killed when a sand-laden truck turned turtle and dashed on two houses at New Haiderabad area in Thakurganj police station area on Wednesday morning. Three persons were injured in the accident.
Enraged residents then tried to damage the truck and pelted stones at the home of construction shopkeeper who, had ordered for the sand-laden truck. Police also used mild lathicharge twice to pacify the enraged residents.
SP (West) Sarvesh Kumar Mishra told media persons that a construction material supplier, Pratap Singh resides with his family in New Haiderabad area. His shop is in his house. A ten-tyre truck was coming to his shop loaded with sand. Suddenly, right side of the road caved in about 100 mts away from his shop resulting in the truck turning turtle at the houses of Meraj and Rajgir Islam.
Their family members were fast asleep at that time. Members of both the families came under the truck. Neighbours rushed the spot after hearing the shout for help. People somehow managed to took out Meraj’s daughter Aasma (15), Mantasha (13), Salim (8) and Islam’s wife Rajiya (45), his children, Ikra (10), Hina (14), Umra and Zaid from below the truck.
Thakurganj police also reached the spot and rushed the victims to the trauma centre, where doctors declared Mantasha, Salim, Rajiya, Hina and Ikra dead. Police and administrative officers convinced the people that victim’s family would be given compensation and accused truck driver would be arrested soon.
However, the mob of residents demanded immediate redressal of their problems. Gauging anger of the people, police teams from Talkatora, Aminabad, Sadatganj, Kaiserbagh along with PAC force was rushed to the spot.

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