Jabalpur (MP), Apr 29 (PTI) At least eight persons sitting on the roadside were today crushed to death when a cement bags-laden truck overturned and fell on them near Mankhedi village in Jabalpur district, police said. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Shocker: Auto Driver Brutally Assaulted in Jabalpur After Accident, Video Goes Viral

“As per initial information, eight persons sitting under trees along the roadside near the village were killed when a truck loaded with cement bags overturned and fell on them,” said Patan Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Arvind Singh. Also Read - MP Man Posts Morphed Pictures of PM Modi on Social Media & Writes Obscene Comments, Arrested

The incident occurred about 3.30 pm, he said. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Lockdown News: Essential Services Only, Pre-booked Weddings With 20 People as Jabalpur Enters Shutdown Till July 27

Further details are awaited.

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