Kanpur, Jul 20: A speeding truck ploughed into shanties, killing four people, three of them from one family, by the roadside in rural Sancheri here in the wee hours of today.
"Some people live in shanties by the roadside near Sancheri police station. This morning, a truck going to Raniya from Kanpur went out of control and rammed into two of those shanties killing four people," said a spokesperson of Sanchedi police station.
The victims were identified as Chutku, 52, his wife Vidwa, 40, and daughter Nandini, 16, and their neighbour Savitri, 40.
By the time the police could pull them out from under the demolished shanty, all of them had died. Locals caught the truck driver who was trying to flee, and turned him in to the police.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent for postmortem. Police is investigating the case.