Surat (Gujarat, India): Thirteen people from Rajasthan were crushed to death after they were run over by a truck in Surat’s Kosamba late Monday night, police said.
All the deceased were laborers hailing from Banswada district in Rajasthan, police said.
During the time of the incident, the laborers were sleeping on a footpath.
“A truck collided with a tractor loaded with sugarcane after which the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and drove it over the pavement where the laborers were sleeping,” CM Jadeja, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kamrej Division, Surat said. Six people, who suffered injuries in the accident, have been hospitalized. Further details are awaited.