5 die in two bus accidents in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur
Search on for absconding bus driver, who hit motorcycle, killing three people, who were headed for Rupnagar
Three motorcycle-borne persons were killed when a bus hit their two-wheeler on the Garhshankar-Chandigarh road near Panam village in Hoshiarpur district on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Hemraj, 45, Raman, 36 and Joginder, all residents of Panch Nanglan. They were going towards Rupnagar.
The bus driver fled from the spot after the accident.
Deputy superintendent of police Daljit Singh Khakh said a case has been registered and efforts are on to arrest the absconding driver.
Tourist bus hits tractor-trailer, 2 farmers dead
In another accident on Jalandhar-Pathankot highway near Musahibpur, a tourist bus hit a tractor-trailer resulting in the death of two farmers who were returning from Mukerian sugar mill after unloading their produce. The deceased were identified as Rakesh Kumar of Gurha Kalan in Pathankot and Parveen Singh of Nathuwal. The bus driver fled the spot and the police have impounded the bus.