4 killed, 40 injured as bus hits tree
Four persons were killed and 40 got injured today when their bus hit a roadside tree near village Kauli, 15 km from Patiala, police said.punjab Updated: Jul 01, 2012 13:35 IST
Four persons were killed and 40 got injured Saturday when their bus hit a roadside tree near village Kauli, 15 km from Patiala, police said.
The mishap took place when the bus, which was coming from Chandigarh, in a bid to overtake another vehicle, swerved and hit the tree, they said.
The five injured are stated to be in critical condition and have been admitted to a local hospital, police said.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 25,000 to the seriously injured.
First Published: Jun 30, 2012 19:38 IST