New Delhi - Police say a speeding truck has overturned on
a potholed road, killing at least 22 people in western India.
Police spokesperson Ashok Malage said 32 others were
injured in the pre-dawn accident on Saturday near the city of Belgaum in
The victims were farm workers travelling to help harvest
He says 10 children and three women were among the dead.
Malage says the truck was speeding on a badly potholed
stretch of the highway when it overturned.
India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110
000 people killed annually.
Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly
maintained roads and aging vehicles.