Jamshedpur, May 17 : Tragedy struck as five members of a family were killed and one was injured when a truck rammed into a roadside hut in Dhalbhumgarh area of East Singhbhm district on early Wednesday.
As per police information, the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and it entered the hut on NH 33 at Nutangarh killing three children and two women who were asleep.
The truck ran over them killing them on the spot. Those killed were identified as Sonia Choudhary,Reena Choudhary, Mithun Choudhary, Laxmania Choudhary and Kajal Choudhary. Another member of the family was injured and was taken to a hospital.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Ghatsila), Sanjeev Besra, said that it is really a tragic mishap and they have asked the police to probe the incident.
“ We have asked the police authorities to probe into the ill-fated mishap. The driver of the truck managed to run away. However, the truck owner will be taken into task.The truck was going from Chakulia to Baharagora,”Besra said.
Meanwhile, peeved over the incident the local people put up a road blockade for some hours demanding compensation for the family and arrest of the driver who had fled from the spot after the accident.
However, the local administration gave assurance for action, after which the local agreed to give up agitation.