16 labourers buried alive after truck carrying fly ash falls in ditch

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16 construcrion labourers have died and 17 injured after the truck carrying fly ash they were travelling in fell into a ditch near Gondapalli in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning.

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Police say that all those killed were buried alive under the fly ash.

According to the district magistrate of East Godavari, H Arun Kumar, the driver lost control due to ‘sleepiness’ adding that the victims had boarded the truck in West Godavari district.

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However, police says that it may have been a case of overspeeding whereby the driver may have lost the control. The truck driver is on the run and police has begun the hunt to arrest him.

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