Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Truck driver kills 12 pilgrims on India highway
(07-29 15:16)

A speeding truck driver ran over and killed at least 12 Hindu pilgrims on Tuesday who were sleeping on the side of a busy road in northeastern India, police said.
Four women were among the victims while a further 18 others were injured in the pre-dawn accident on a national highway in the Aurangabad district of Bihar state.
Upendra Kumar Sharma, superintendent of police for Aurangabad, said more than 50 pilgrims were resting up for the night after visiting a temple in neighbouring Jharkhand state when the lorry driver lost control.
"The pilgrims had parked their bus and were sleeping in the open nearby when the speeding vehicle crushed them to death,'' he told AFP.
India has one the world's worst road safety records with figures showing around 140,000 people are killed each year -- which works out at 16 an hour. --AFP
   
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