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Four of family among 8 killed in two mishaps in Malwa

The family, from Haryana’s Panipat, was travelling to Bathinda to attend a marriage function.

punjab Updated: Nov 27, 2017 11:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
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The damaged SUV after the accident in Mansa.(HT Photo )

Four of a family, including two girls were killed, when a Scorpio car hit their motorcycle near Bhikhi town, on Saturday evening. The seven passengers travelling in the Scorpio were injured.

The dead have been identified as Gurtej Singh, 40, wife Kulwant Kaur, 35, and their two daughters, Kirandeep Kaur, 19, and Veerpal Kaur, 14.

To avoid cold weather and fog in the morning, Gurtej and his family were travelling in the evening to attend a religious congregation at his relative’s place in Sangrur. The Scorpio was returning from a marriage function in Barnala district. The injured were admitted in a hospital in Bathinda, where all of them were reported to be stable. The Bhikhi police have booked the Scorpio driver, Lala Singh, on Sunday.

Car-bike collision kills 4 in Barnala

Four people, including three of a family, were killed when their car rammed into a tree after hitting a motorcycle from the rear near Ghunas village on Bathinda-Barnala national highway on Sunday. The victims have been identified as Parveen Kumar Arora, his wife Ritu Garg, and three-year aged son Monty belonging to Panipat town in Haryana.

The motorcycle rider Amandeep Singh, 27, of Handiaya village, was going to Bhucho Mandi also died in the crash. Singh was an employee of Trident group

Parveen, an NRI, was on wheel of the car. Another occupant of the car Ashok Kumar, sitting on back seat, sustained injuries in the mishap.

First Published: Nov 26, 2017 16:08 IST