Friday, June 14, 2024

Looting cargo from runaway truck cost three people their lives

Three people were struck and killed by a runaway truck that lost its brakes while they were helping themselves to the cargo aboard another truck, whose brakes had also failed on the Puebla-Córdoba highway.

Passersby saw an opportunity after the first truck used a runaway-truck ramp on a section of the highway in Veracruz. They broke into the trailer and began stealing its cargo of cleaning supplies.

But minutes later the second truck entered the ramp, hitting several of the thieves and killing three.

That didn’t stop other looters, however, who carried on removing goods.

Meanwhile, others assaulted the driver of the second truck, presumably in retaliation for hitting their fellow looters. The driver had to be hospitalized for the injuries he received.

Source: Tribuna Noticias (sp), El Universal (sp)

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