Five men from Moga burnt alive as car catches fire after colliding with Canter in Sangrur

Victims were returning from wedding reception when oil tank of truck with which car collided started leaking and caught fire.
The charred remains of the car after it collided with a Canter and caught fire on Sunam road on the outskirts of Sangrur town on Monday night.(HT Photo)
The charred remains of the car after it collided with a Canter and caught fire on Sunam road on the outskirts of Sangrur town on Monday night.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh

Five men returning from a wedding reception were burnt alive when their car caught fire after colliding with a Canter on Sunam road on the outskirts of Sangrur town late on Monday.

Police said all five victims, including two doctors, belonged to Moga district.

“The victims were returning from Dirba and headed for Moga district. Their car collided with a Canter after which it caught fire around 11pm on Monday. We have informed their families,” deputy superintendent of police, rural, Satpal Sharma said.

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the Hyundai Eon D Lite was overtaking a truck when the accident occurred. The oil tank of the Canter started leaking and caught fire within seconds.

They said the car was locked and the fire spread fast so they could not rescue the passengers.

The deceased were identified as Dr Balwinder Singh, Dr Kultar Singh, retired army captain Sukhwinder Singh, Surinder Singh and Chamkour Singh.

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