PATNA, Nov. 19 -- PATNA Six minor girls were crushed to death and several others injured when a truck laden with marble fell on them in Saraiya Narendra locality under Madhopur police outpost in Gopalganj district on Monday.

The incident took place at around 10.30 am when the girls of Nonia Tola village were standing on the roadside while their cattle were grazing, said police.

The driver of the truck carrying marble from Rajasthan to Barauli in Gopalganj lost control of the vehicle while taking a turn near a culvert and fell on the girls, said eyewitnesses. They added that the culvert was damaged.

While many kids ran for safety, the lorry fell on the six minor girls, who died on the spot.

The driver and helper fled after the accident, ...