Three killed, over a dozen injured in bus-truck collision in Sangrur
The accident took place in the morning when the PRTC bus was on its way from Chandigarh to Bathinda, and the truck was going to Patiala.punjab Updated: Dec 31, 2017 13:04 IST
Three people were killed and 13 injured, nine of them critically, after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck near Bhawanigarh on Saturday morning. The PRTC bus was on its way from Chandigarh to Bathinda and the truck was going to Patiala from Sunam. The vehicles collided between Gharanchon and Nagra villages. The bus was carrying 40-odd people.
Area residents said the mishap took place due to speeding and the foggy weather. Those killed are Tarsem Singh, bus driver of Muktsar, Gurmeet Singh, truck driver, of Sunam and Ramandeep Singh of Patiala.
“Speeding and that too in fog caused the accident. We rescued 16 people, but three were killed,” said Karanvir Singh, a witness from Gharanchon village. The injured were admitted to civil hospitals in Bhawanigarh and Sunam. Nine of the injured were shifted to the Rajindra Hospital in Patiala from the Bhawanigarh hospital.
“Three bodies reached the Sangrur civil hospital. The injured are being treated in three different hospitals in Sangrur and Patiala districts,” said Dr Kirpal Singh, senior medical officer, Sangrur civil hospital.
Police have booked the bus driver. “Police have booked Tarsem Singh under Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) and other Sections of the IPC,” said Davinder Singh, Sadar SHO, Sangrur.