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Truck overturns on Ferozepur Road

An overloaded mini truck overturned on Ferozepur Road at 7am on Saturday causing traffic jam for almost five hours. The truck driver, Manjit Singh, said he loaded more than 100 quintals wheat bags from Mullanpur, and he had to unload these at flour mill near Jalandhar bypass.

punjab Updated: Nov 15, 2014 21:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

An overloaded mini truck overturned on Ferozepur Road at 7am on Saturday causing traffic jam for almost five hours.


The truck driver, Manjit Singh, said he loaded more than 100 quintals wheat bags from Mullanpur, and he had to unload these at flour mill near Jalandhar bypass. But, on the way truck's tyre bursted, which lead to an accident. The driver has received minor injuries.


Following the mishap, Ferozepur Road witnessed traffic snarls for five hours, as wheat sacks got scattered on road.

Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Richa Agnihotri said, "I have joined recently and have issued more than 100 challans during my night duty. Many accidents are occurring due to overloading, but still people do not bother and load more than the vehicle's capacity."

First Published: Nov 15, 2014 20:03 IST