Two school children crushed to death by speeding truck in UP

Two school children were crushed to death and seven others injured by a speeding truck on Delhi-Dehradun National Highway this morning, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 04, 2015, 12:26 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: Two school children were crushed to death and seven others injured by a speeding truck on Delhi-Dehradun National Highway this morning, police said.

The incident occurred when five children were going to school and a speeding truck hit them from behind truck near Chala Village, killing two students on the spot and injured the rest, police said.

Four others also received injuries in the accident, who were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment along with the (injured) children, they said.

Angry locals caught the driver and thrashed him before handing him over to the police, they said, adding, they also blocked the highway due to which traffic was affected.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot and dispersed the crowd.