At least five labourers were killed, and 11 sustained injuries after the truck they were travelling in overturned in Narsinghpur village in Madhya Pradesh. The labourers were going from Telangana’s Hyderabad to Uttar Pradesh’s Agra in the truck which was also carrying mangoes.
The truck had a total of 18 people, including two drivers and a conductor; five of the 18 have died, Deepak Saxena, District Collector, Narsinghpur, said.
The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital from where at least two of them were referred to Jabalpur. A doctor said that one of the two referred to Jabalpur hospital had a head injury. The doctor also said they had tested everyone for the novel coronavirus.
The incident comes just two days after at least 15 migrant labourers were run over by a cargo train in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district.
(More details awaited)