Two persons died while several were injured after a truck ran over roadside shanties near the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala early this morning.The truck laden with construction material was heading to Moga from Pathankot.The deceased were identified as Pintu (30) and Sheesham (17). Seriously injured have been identified as Chorsi Devi (45), mother of Sheesham. Over 10 persons, who sustained minor injuries, were discharged after giving first-aid.The truck driver, who had initially fled from the spot, was later nabbed by the Kapurthala police.He was identified as Harbans Singh of Moga district. The driver was said to be under the influence of liquor.Following the incident, people held a protest alleging that the police had reached the spot late.Kapurthala SSP Rajinder Singh said after nabbing the truck driver, the truck was impounded and a case of negligent driving was registered against the driver.
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