One person was killed and 15 others were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned near here on Tuesday.
Four passengers were admitted to the civil hospital here while many others, who had suffered minor injuries, were discharged after first aid. The body has been sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.
The bus of the Nagpal Bus Company overturned near Bhunder village on th eMuktsar-Malout road at about 11 this morning.
The accident took place when a stray cattle suddenly came on the road and the driver, in a bid to save the animal, lost control over the vehicle following which it overturned, said Mohan Lal, station house officer, Kotbhai.
A large number of villagers rushed to the spot and rescued the passengers.The driver fled from the site of the accident.