7 killed in accident due to fog on Ambala-Chandigarh national highway
The Ambala Sadar police have registered a case against the unidentified driver under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 a (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal code.Updated: Dec 29, 2018 23:50 IST
Around seven people were killed and five injured when an unidentified vehicle collided with two Tavera cars on the Ambala Chandigarh national highway due to heavy fog on Saturday, the police said. The incident took place around 1 am in the morning.
The deceased were identified as Asha Rani (45), Kavita Kapoor (36), her two daughters Harshita (9) and Ranjna (18), all residents of sector 30 Chandigarh of the same family. Apart from that, Piyush, a resident of sector 26 Chandigarh and both drivers Suresh (43) and Manoj (42) were also killed in the accident. Ambala SP Astha Modi said that seven people were killed and five others were injured, of whom four are admitted at government hospital sector 32, Chandigarh and one at Civil Hospital Ambala. “Two cars coming from Chandigarh were hit by an unidentified vehicle. The incident took place when one driver was checking oil leakage in the car and another car was parked around 15 metres ahead of it. After that, an unidentified vehicle hit the second car, which rammed into the first one.
The driver of the vehicle fled from the spot,” SP added. Astha Modi further said that a forensic team was sent to the crime scene to ascertain all the possible angles. A plastic bumper of the vehicle and a headlight was found at the accident site. Besides, the police is going through CCTV footage of the Derabassi tool plaza and a hunt is on to nab the prime accused. The Ambala Sadar police have registered a case against the unidentified driver under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 a (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal code.Earlier on Monday, eight people were killed when dense fog led to a pile-up on a national highway in Haryana’s Jhajjar district.
Dense fog has been prevailing over most parts of Punjab and Haryana in the past few days, especially along highways.
First Published: Dec 29, 2018 10:01 IST