Truck overtakes sleeping workers in India, killing 15 people

Truck overtakes sleeping workers in India, killing 15 people

In the Indian state of Gujarat 15 people were killed after a truck crashed into the sleeping workers on the side of the road.

The truck driver lost control after collision with a tractor. The workers hit by the truck were migrants from the state of Rajasthan. Six of them were injured but survived and are hospitalized.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims on Twitter. He called the incident tragic and said he prays for the recovery of the injured.

According to BBC News, workers in Indian cities often lie down to sleep on the sidewalk, putting themselves in danger. Moreover, the British channel recalled last year’s incident when 16 people died under the wheels of a freight train: they slept right on the tracks.

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