Pilgrim killed after tourist bus overturned, seven injured

  • HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times, Phillaur (Jalandhar)
  • Updated: Jan 06, 2016 22:17 IST

In a tragic incident, one pilgrim was killed while seven sustained serious injuries after their tourist bus hit by another bus and overturned on National Highway (NH)-1 in Phillaur on Wednesday evening, when they were returning to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.

The deceased has been identified as Sheela Devi, a resident of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh while the injured have been identified as Chandar Pal, Bola Raj, Manju, Suman Singh, Shanti Singh, Sheila Singh and Chaniya Yadav.

As per the information, 56 pilgrims came here on a ten days religious trip and were returning back to Ghaziabad, when their bus overturned in Phillaur.

Eye witnesses claimed that the tourist bus driver didn’t looked back while taking turn from a diversion, when speeding PRTC bus hit the bus from backside.

The impact of the collision was so strong that bus overturned to the other side of road resulting into death of one pilgrim and injuring seven.

Getting information about the incident, police team from Phillaur Police Station rushed to the spot for an investigation and bring injured persons to the Civil Hospital Phillaur for their treatment.

Cops said that three of the serious pilgrims were referred to Ludhiana based hospital.

Meanwhile, the police were investigating the case till filing of the story.

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