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Beer truck smash sparks roadside party

Villagers “swarmed” on a truck and helped themselves to free beer after it overturned in a remote part of India, sparking an impromptu roadside party.

Credit: Times of India

The accident happened on Thursday on a bypass that connects Lucknow to Delhi, as reported by the Times of India, resulting in several cartons of particularly “strong” local beer to be spilled across the road.

As word spread, villagers arrived with with jerry cans, tumblers, jars and even plastic bags to salvage its stricken load and enjoying a bit of a roadside party in the process.

According to  reports, locals helped free the the truck driver and his brother from the wreckage, who had received received minor injuries during the smash, before turning their attention to its cargo.

Raju Singh, a local resident, told the paper: “Not only locals from adjoining villages, even commuters started drinking the beer at the spot as no cop was there to guard the truck. The intoxicated people then turned unruly and the police had to be called in to control the situation.”

Inspector Sunil Kumar Sirohi of CB Ganj police station said: “We controlled the situation. A case has been registered and investigation is under process. “Traffic came to a halt at the site and it was only after the spill was cleared that the bypass was reopened for vehicles. The truck was on its way to Gonda from Meerut.”

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