Road mishaps snuff out 8 lives in Punjab

  • HT correspondent, HindustanTimes, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Feb 03, 2016 10:48 IST
Mangled remains of the car that rammed into a truck at Sahnewal in Ludhiana district on Tuesday. (JS Grewal/HT )

Five members of a Delhi family, including two women, were killed on Tuesday as their car rammed into a stationary truck on the national highway near Nandpur village in Sahnewal near Ludhiana.

A six-year-old boy, who was injured in the crash, was rushed to hospital by passersby.

The deceased have been identified as Rajnish Kumar, 40, of Azad Nagar in Delhi, his wife Reeta, 36, father Ramesh Kumar, 65, mother Veena Rani, 60, and niece Ginni, 6. Rajnish’s minor son Bhavi has been admitted to the hospital.

Rajnish, owner of a transport company, had come to Salana village in Khanna on Monday to attend the cremation of Harinder Kaur, wife of his business associate Shingara Singh.

Rajnish was on his way to attend the bhog ceremony of father of his uncle Sunil Kumar in Haibowal in Ludhiana.

As the family reached near Nandpur village, their car rammed into a stranded truck that had developed some snag.

Meanwhile, two youths were killed when a speeding tractortrailer hit their motorbike on the Nakodar-Shahkot road on Monday. Tractor driver Gurmit Singh has been booked for rash driving and causing death by negligence.

A 30-year-old man was killed after a speeding truck hit his motorcycle near Dhuri town in the district. The deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Singh.

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