Sand-laden truck overturns on hut in UP, 8 of a family killed

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LUCKNOW: As many as eight members of a family were killed when a

sand-laden truck

going from Kanpur to Hardoi in


lost control and overturned on a hut in

Hardoi district

, around 120 km from Lucknow.
The incident took place on Unnao road around 3.30am. The driver has been detained.
Police said the victims lived in one of the makeshift huts on the side of the road inhabited by members of Nat nomadic community.

The bodies had to be pulled out after removing the truck and clearing the sand using earth movers, cops said.
Hardoi DM MP Singh said, “The truck was headed to Hardoi after collecting sand from banks of Ganga. Due to excess sand, the vehicle overturned at a turn in the road leading to the accident. Everyone inside the hut, except a girl, died.