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After 3 Chennai youths, now 3 LPU students killed in road crash due to fog near Jalandhar

In a tragic incident, three students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) died and one sustained serious injuries after being hit by a moving truck at national highway-1, due to poor visibility caused by dense fog on Tuesday night

punjab Updated: Dec 14, 2016 19:52 IST
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Photo of the damaged car after the accident on national Highway-1 that killed 3 students, in Phagwara on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Road accidents due to foggy conditions continue to take lives. After three Chennai youths were killed in the wee hours of Tuesday when their car collided with a bus on the Jalandhar-Chandigarh highway, three students of Lovely Professional University (LPU) died after their car rammed into a truck on the National Highway-1 near Madhopur village here in the wee hours on Wednesday.

The accident occurred at around 2:30am when the students were on way to Phagwara railway station in a Tata Indica car. The victims have been identified as Kamalkar Roy and Ajay Devan of Telangana, and Josaf Ratan of Andhra Pradesh (AP). Victims’ friend , Ashish Kumar of Andhra Pradesh, sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the civil hospital. The youths were going to the railway station to see Ashish off.

Kamalkar and Ajay were third semester students of agriculture. Josaf was in fourth-semester.

“The accident occurred due to dense fog . The car collided with a truck ahead of them ,” Chaheru police post in-charge Satpal Singh said. The families of the victims have been informed. A case has been registered.

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First Published: Dec 14, 2016 11:13 IST