Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh): Three persons were killed and a two-year-old boy had a miraculous escape on Friday after a truck overturned on their motorcycle and caught fire while trying to avoid hitting a car in Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
The incident took place at 3pm near Sirsaud Square on Shivpuri-Jhansi highway here, an official said. "The driver of the truck lost control while trying to avoid hitting a car and overturned on a motorcycle on which a man, a woman, a girl and a two-year-old boy were travelling.
"On overturning, the truck caught fire," said Amola police station in-charge Raghvendra Singh Yadav. "The man, woman and girl were charred to death, while the two-year-old, who had a miraculous escape, was picked up and taken to safety by passersby.
The truck driver escaped and a hunt is on for him. The motorcycle-borne deceased are yet to be identified," the official added.