Truck overturns in India; 19 die
Apr 20,2009 00:00 by UPI

NEW DELHI -- A cargo truck carrying more than 30 people overturned Monday in western India, killing 19 passengers, police said.

The truck had picked up passengers while traveling from Maharashtra to Karnataka in southern India before the accident occurred, CNN reported.

Police said most of the dead were crushed by heavy metal slabs that fell on the passengers after the truck overturned.

Seventeen people were injured, officials said.

Authorities said the driver fled.

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