Lorry Overturns Crushing 2 Cyclists And Rickshaw

This is the moment a lorry overturns crushing two cyclists and a rickshaw as it crashes to the tarmac – killing two.

Story By: Alex CopeSub-Editor: Joseph Golder; Agency: AsiaWire Report;

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The shocking incident occurred in the city of Ludhiana in the state of Punjab in northern India and was recorded by a CCTV camera when the lorry driver lost control of the vehicle.

In the video, a stream of cyclists and traffic can be seen making their way down a road when a lorry suddenly crashes into a truck in front of it.

The lorry then overturns and its container falls onto two cyclists and an auto-rickshaw it was driving past. The two cyclists are crushed under the container as onlookers sprint away to safety.

Local media report one of the cyclists, who has not been named, was killed in the incident along with Arjun Singh, 35, who had been travelling in the rickshaw and died after being taken to hospital. 

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Four people were seriously injured including labourers Ram Ji Mishra and Hakam Singh, as well as rickshaw driver Bhola Singh and the driver of the van which was rammed by the lorry, who has not been named in reports. They were all taken to hospital and their condition is unclear.

Local media state the lorry driver lost control of the vehicle but it is unclear why and he reportedly fled the scene.

An investigation has been launched and cops are working to identify and locate the lorry driver.

Five cranes were reportedly used to move the overturned lorry from the road.

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