Bankura, West Bengal: Five pedestrians were on Sunday run over by a speeding van in Gholgaria area of the district, police said.
A group of seven youths were walking on the road when they were crushed to death by the vehicle coming from behind, SP Mukesh Kumar said.
While five persons died on the spot, the two youths injured in the incident are being treated at the district hospital, he said.
A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding driver.
Story first published:
August 19, 2012 13:11 IST