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4 killed, 11 hurt in road mishap

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Faridkot, February 10, 2013
First Published: 23:18 IST(10/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:20 IST(10/2/2013)

Four people, including two members of a family from Faridkot, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a Mahindra Xylo car and a truck.

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The car heading towards Talwandi Bhai crashed into the truck coming head-on towards Faridkot. The accident occurred near Kaler village, about 8 kilometres from here on the Amaritsar highway. Another Mahindra pick-up vehicle coming from behind drove into the car, and the impact killed four of the pick-up' occupants on the spot and left 11 people in the Xylo injured.

Nisha Rani and her daughter, Honey, who were from Guru Nanak Calony in Faridkot; Panjak Dolly of Patel Nagar in Bathinda; and Rajinder Kumar of Mohalla Mahikhana in Faridkot were killed in the incident. The bodies were trapped in the wreckage. The 11 people in the Xylo were on their way to Nurmahal to pray at a religious place on auspicious Mauni Amavasya. After injuries, they were moved to Guru Gobnd Singh Medical College in Faridkot, where six of them are repotedly to be in a critical condition.

The accident ocurred around 8am. Deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat visited the injured in the hospital and stated that the administration would bear their medicine and treatment cost. The affected people will also get financial relief. A case has been registered against the truck driver at Kotkapura (Sadar).

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