20 dead as truck runs into farmers protest in India

Friday 21 April 2017 4 weeks ago 59   India    Print

Truck is seen after the accident in India.

Report  Web desk : VISAKHAPATNAM: At least 20 people have died after a truck rammed into a group of farmers staging a protest in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The farmers were outside a police station in Chittoor district, protesting against illegal sand mining. Police said the driver of the truck appeared to have lost control of his vehicle, but locals alleged that he deliberately drove into the crowd. State officials have ordered an investigation into the incident. Eyewitnesses told that the speeding lorry first hit a car and then an electricity pole before running into the protesting farmers. (01)