Barwani (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) A truck ran into a crowd of people going for an idol immersion ceremony, killing three persons, in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district on Wednesday.
Five others were injured and have been admitted to hospital.
According to police, the incident took place near Mouda village on the Khetia-Sendhwa state highway when the devotees were going for immersion of goddess Dasha.
According to information received from Pansemal police station, the dead were identified as Tukaram, 35, Latali Devi, 50, and Jhumka Bai, 18.
S. Damodar, the officer in-charge of Pansemal police station, told IANS that the truck driver fled the spot.
The truck cleaner, who remained inside the vehicle, was thrashed by the people and he sustained injuries.