Seven people were killed in separate fog-related road accidents in Bathinda district on Tuesday.
Four members of a family, including two women and an eight-month-old toddler, died in an accident on the Bathinda-Dabwali road, while two women received serious injuries. The deceased were identified as Major Singh (55), Jarnail Kaur (45), Jagdev Kaur (60) and eight-month–old Navreet Kaur, all residents of Lehra Mohabbat in Bathinda district.
The incident took place around 11am when the jeep they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck. The impact of the collision was so intense that area residents and the police faced difficulties in pulling out the bodies from the jeep. While three people died on the spot, the toddler succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.
Investigating officer Manjit Singh said the family was going to attend a function at Jaggowala village in Haryana. The police have registered the case against unidentified truck driver who managed to flee from the spot.
The injured, Sukhpal Singh and Jaspreet Kaur, were rushed to the Bathinda civil hospital from where they were referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot.
In another incident, two people were killed when a motorcyclist hit a cyclist on the Bathinda-Badal road on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Sukhdeep Singh, a resident of Ghuda, and Jasvir Singh, a native of Baho Sivia village in Bathinda district.
Assistant sub-inspector Maghar Singh said Sukhdeep rammed his motorcycle into Jasvir who was on the cycle. He said the accident took place due to poor visibility. Sukhdeep died following a head injury, while Jasvir died on way to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
In a separate incident, Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Daulatpura, was killed after his motorcycle was hit by unidentified truck, who managed to flee after incident.