Thane: Truck crushes boy to death

A 12-year-old boy trying to get back a ball from under a garbage truck was crushed to death when the driver of the vehicle reversed it suddenly in Dombivali township in Thane district on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred around 1 PM when the boy, a resident of Hanuman Nagar, was playing outside his house, an official said.

Police have booked a case for rash driving and arrested the 21-year-old driver of the truck, which was deployed by the local civic body for collecting garbage.

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