Kolkata: Five persons of a family, including two children, were killed after a sand-laden truck lost control and overturned on a hut at Galsi in East Burdwan on the wee hours of Wednesday.
At the time of the accident, five persons, including a two-year-old boy and a nine-year-old girl were sleeping inside the hut.
Hearing the sound of the crash, locals ran to the hut and started rescuing the victims.
After removing the sand, villagers rescued the residents of the hut and rushed them to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.
At the hospital, doctors declared the five persons including the two children as 'brought dead'.