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Tanker truck ploughs into pedestrians in Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, with two fighting for life

Tanker truck ploughs into pedestrians leaving two fighting for life in hospital before fleeing the scene – as police hunt for the driver

Two young men are fighting for life in hospital after a tanker truck ploughed into six pedestrians in Melbourne.

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank at about 7pm.

It smashed into a traffic light and the people in their 20s and 30s, before the motorist drove the truck away from the scene.

Emergency crews arrived to find two people trapped inside the truck after the traffic light fell on it. 

Emergency crews arrived to find two people trapped inside the truck after the traffic light fell on it. Pictured: The scene of the smash

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank (pictured)

The truck veered off the bitumen near the intersection of City Road and Power Street in Southbank (pictured)

About 15  Heavy Rescue firefighters freed the pair.

The group have been taken to hospital and two are in a critical condition.

A police manhunt is underway to find the driver.

Detectives have urged witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward. 

City Road between Southbank Boulevard and Power Street remained closed at 9pm.

More to come 

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