Five migrant labourers killed after truck overturns in Madhya Pradesh

Five migrant labourers died and 11 others were injured in Madhya Pradesh late on Saturday after the truck they were travelling in overturned in a village, around 200 km away from Bhopal.

“The truck that was carrying 15 migrants had on it 18 people in total. It was travelling to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Five people have died till now, while 2 out of the 13 are critically injured and are being treated at Jabalpur Medical college right now,” Narsinghpur collector Deepak Saxena told CNN News18.

“A total of 18 people were in the truck laden with mangoes,” he said.

“When the truck overturned near Patha village in Narsinghpur, five labourers died and 11 got injured,” collector added.

The incident took place in Patha village in Narsinghpur. The labourers were travelling in a truck carrying mangoes from Telangana’s Hyderabad city to Agra in Uttar Pradesh, said Deepak Saxena, district collector of Narsinghpur.

, “High officials of administration are present on the spot for proper treatment of injured and other arrangements. I earnestly pray to god for the quick recovery of the injured,” Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his condolences on Twitter.

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