Jabalpur : Five people have died and four others have been injured after a truck rammed into a house and few shops, at Jabalpur. Reports say there are two children among the dead. On Wednesday, at around 9 am, the driver of a speeding truck lost control and crashed into a busy roadside locality in Barela.
Eyewitnesses say several people are still trapped under the debris of the house and shops. Residents describe the truck came at great speed and first hit a wayside makeshift tea stall, then dragged it and crashed into a house. The driver has apparently escaped. Local people, who took out the bodies from under the truck, claimed police arrived late.
An angry crowd protested and when the police reached the spot, they set fire to a vehicle. Police had to lathicharge to disperse the mob. After the incident, a large contingent of police force has been sent to maintain law and order.
The District Collector and the Superintendent of Police are at the spot trying to control the situation. The truck is still stuck inside the house, eyewitnesses say. Local furious people set fire to the police vehicle.
The police charged the lathi charge after seeing the crowd being violent. The truck first hit a tea stall and then rammed into the residential house after the driver lost control of the speeding vehicle. People who are injured have been admitted to the hospital for the treatment. It has been reported that an auto rickshaw was also badly damaged in the incident.