Truck runs over devotees

NC Network

Three persons, including a woman, were killed and ten others have incurred  serious injuries on Monday when a speeding truck ran over them in Dumka district.

The victims, all residents of Kurma village in Banka district of neighboring Bihar, were on their way to Babadham temple in Deoghar around 3 am, when they were thrashed down by the truck on Deoghar-Godda Main road, in Saraiyahat Police Station area.

All injured, were taken to a nearby community health center, where the doctors, following preliminary treatment, referred them to sadar hospital in Deoghar.

One of the devotees was killed on spot ,while two others  were succumbed to  injuries during the course of treatment. Of the ten injured, the condition of four was stated to be critical.

The truck driver managed to escape with his vehicle following the incident, adding that a team of police officers are looking for him.

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