New Delhi: Three migrant workers resting by the roadside were killed and 11 others were injured today, May 19, in Haryana’s Jhajjar district when a truck lost control and ran over him.
The incident took place in the early hours on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway, about 2 km from Aasodha toll plaza. Horrifying visuals show the overturned truck and the bodies of the migrant labourers.
The police informed that all the labourers were working on repair works of the expressway. The incident took place at around 5 am when some of the labourers were sleeping on the side of the road, they added.
Senior police officer Amit Yashwardhan said three labourers died on the spot. “Twelve people have been hospitalised. Ten of them have been referred to PGIMS, Rohtak,” he said.
“The victims are from Kanpur. We are trying to identify them and inform their families. The truck driver is absconding and efforts are on to arrest him,” the SHO added.
The police stated that they would register an FIR after a statement from the families of the victims.