Chhindwara (MP), Oct 18: Five labourers were killed and 28 others injured, five seriously, when a truck ferrying workers for the Chief Minister's function overturned on Ghatia-Jhot road in Tamia block of this district today, police said.
A group of tendu leaf pluckers from Jhotkala village was being ferried for a function at Damua near Junnardeo, where Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was scheduled to distribute bonus to them, when they met with the accident.
The driver lost balance in the Ghat section and the vehicle overturned killing five people, including four women, on the spot. The seriously injured were being brought to the government hospital here. The overturned truck was yet to be lifted, police added.