13 disciples injured as bus overturns
At least 13 disciples sustained severe injuries when the bus they were travelling in overturned on the Mullanpur-Jagraon stretch near Pandori village on Sunday.Updated: Sep 02, 2012 20:11 IST
At least 13 disciples sustained severe injuries when the bus they were travelling in overturned on the Mullanpur-Jagraon stretch near Pandori village on Sunday.
They injured were rushed to different hospitals of the city. One of the injured has been stated to be critical.
According to eyewitnesses, the bus driver was driving recklessly. The incident took place when he made an attempt to overtake a car and lost control over the vehicle. The driver fled the spot soon after the mishap.
The Mullanpur Dakha police have seized the bus and initiated legal action against bus driver.
The mishap occurred at 11am. The bus belongs to Dashmesh Bus Service and was ferrying disciples of Sant Baba Rampal Singh Jhande from Ludhiana to Moga after attending a religious programme.
Locals immediately sounded the Mullanpur Dakha police and ambulance service at 108. The volunteers broke open the windowpanes of the bus to rescue the passengers.
The injured Ranjit Singh, 25, Simranjit Kaur, 23, Amandeep Kaur, 9, of Gazal Khemkaran village, Baba Baljit Singh of Faraz village, Parminder Kaur, 20, of Faridkot and Sukhvir Kaur of Ferozepur are admitted to government hospital, Pandori.
Arjun Singh, 80, of Fatehgarh Korotana, Sukhdev Kaur, 46, of Guru Har Sahaye of Ferozepur, Manpreet Kaur of Manewal of Ferozepur, Ravinder Kaur, 50, of Moga, Rajinder Singh of Guru Harsahai, Kulwant Kaur, 42, of Moga and Ranjit Singh of Moga have been sent to the DMC hospital. The condition of Arjun Singh, 80, has been stated to be critical.
The bus driver and conductor have been identified as Vicky of Chuhadchak village and Pawanjit Singh, respectively.
Inspector Prem Singh, SHO of the Mullanpur Dakha police station, said the police would take action against bus driver if found guilty.