Truck driver loses control, ploughs into crowd, killing 20 in India

2017-04-21 22:17
The site of an accident after a truck driver lost control and ploughed into a group of protesting farmers in Yerpedu, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. (AP Photo)

The site of an accident after a truck driver lost control and ploughed into a group of protesting farmers in Yerpedu, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. (AP Photo)

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Hyderbad - Officials say that at least 20 people have been killed and several others seriously injured after a truck driver lost control and ploughed into a group of protesting farmers in southern India.

G Srinivas, a top government official in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district, says the truck first hit a car and an electricity pole before crashing into the farmers.

The farmers were gathered outside the main police station in the town of Yerpedu protesting against illegal sand mining in their area.

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