Truck mows down vegetable vendors in Meghalaya; five killed

Five persons, including fourwomen, were killed after a speeding truck mowed down roadsidevegetable vendors on Shillong Bypass road near here onSaturday, police said.

The truck loaded with shredded bamboo hit a dumper-truck on a bridge near Thangshalai village and then crushedfour women who were selling fruits and vegetables sitting bythe road, killing them on the spot.

A pedestrian, who was also hit by the Assam-boundtruck, died on the way to a hospital, East Khasi Hillsdistrict Superintendent of Police, Sylvester Nongtynger, said.

The driver fled after the accident and efforts are onto arrest him, the SP said.

All the victims were residents of Thangshalai Villageunder Mawryngkneng police station area.

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