Celebrations in a family turned sour as two men who were busy preparing for a marriage function were killed as their car collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing near Chak Kotla village here on Saturday.
Lovepreet Singh and uncle Harjaat Singh, residents of Dadbindi village, were on their way to Lohian Khas to do shopping when the accident took place. Lovepreet’s cousin’s marriage is fixed for Sunday and they were in the village to prepare for the function.
The Indica car collided with the Jammu Tawi-Ahmedabad express train around 12.30 pm. An eyewitness said the impact was so strong that the train dragged the car for nearly 200 yards before it was thrown on one side of the track.
People rushed the two to the civil hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead. Lovepreet was an only son whereas Harjaat was a government employee.
Following the information, Kapurthala GRP rushed to the spot. Investigating officer Jaspreet Singh said the accident occurred as the car driver failed to notice the oncoming train.