At a fair in Sikkim's Ranipool, a milk tanker crashed into parked cars, killing three people and wounding 20 more.
Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment of contact, showing the automobiles being pushed into the middle of the fair by the out-of-control truck. Witnesses who escaped harm jumped into action, hoping to rescue those trapped beneath the wreckage.
According to preliminary investigations, the milk tanker's brake failure caused the disaster. The injured victims were quickly brought to the Central Referral Hospital, raising concerns that the death toll would climb. The teenage driver, who was unharmed but held by authorities, was not believed to be intoxicated at the time of the accident.
The bustling carnival, which was having a 'tombola' game, became a tragic scene when the Sikkim Milk Union-labeled tanker crashed through the area. Coming from Gangtok, the tanker collided with three stationary taxis before rushing towards the startled throng.
The tragic event killed a young woman and two men, including an off-duty police officer, with two more casualties still unidentified. The neighborhood is reeling from the devastation and injuries caused by this unexpected disaster.