Marble slabs fall from truck after accident, 2 labourers killed, 3 injured
Udaipur : Two labourers were killed after huge marble slabs fell on them when the truck in which they were seated, was hit by another truck from behind, on the Udaipur-Nathdwara National Highway near Sukher in Udaipur city. The bodies have been kept in the mortuary and yet to be identified as police was trying to contact the truck owners to get details. The injured persons have been admitted in nearby hospitals, police said.
The incident took place on Thursday noon when two backs were coming from Nathdwara direction towards Udaipur. The first one , a mini truck was loaded with marble slabs and two labourers were sitting on the back side with the load. The other truck suddenly rammed into the mini truck which crashed with the road divider and turned upside down. The marble slabs fell from the truck with the labourers caught underneath the huge load. They died on the spot while the cabin of the second truck was badly smashed and the driver and two other people caught inside.
People gathered in large numbers and pulled the cabin portion with the help of ropes to help the people get out. Two of them are said to be critical while the third man is out of danger. A huge jam was caused by the accident as a bee line of vehicles was seen in the road due to block. Commutation remained disturbed for over an hour until a crane was called me the stone pieces was cleared from the road. Meanwhile police said that the actual reason for the accident would be known only after the statements of the victims are recorded. The labourers weren’t carrying identity cards and hence their identities too would only be revealed after the transport owner is contacted, cops said.