Bhopal: Five members including three children of a family who were travelling on a motorcycle were knocked to death by a truck on the Bhopal-Hoshangabad road near Budhni, police said. The five were going to have a dip in Narmada river at Hoshangabad when the accident took place yesterday, they said.

The deceased were identified as - Umesh (34), his wife Parvati (28), their two sons Prince (6) and Mintu (4) and a relative Pooja (12).

The truck driver is yet to be identified as he fled the spot after the accident, leaving the vehicle behind.

The bodies were sent for postmortem, police said, adding that the deceased hailed from Old Chhola area of the city.

(Agencies)

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