Kalaburgi, Oct 11: Four persons were crushed to death and three were injured when a speeding tanker ran over them at Jeratgi village of Jewargi taluk in Kalaburagi on Thursday morning.
The police identified the deceased as Shrikant Badiger (32), Golu Rajasthani (18), Mohin Bhagwan (18) and Peer Sab Anwar Patel (25).
The injured, Prakash, Anil and Vijaykumar, have been admitted to Jewargi taluk hospital.
Tension gripped the area when villagers rushed to the accident spot and staged a snap protest, blocking traffic on Bidar-Srirangapatna National Highway passing through Jewargi town. The villagers demanded a service road for pedestrians and two-wheeler riders, who are at risk due to heavy movement of vehicles on the highway.
Speeding tanker crushes four pedestrians to death, injures three others