Callousness Of Private Buses In Punjab Continues. 14 Killed As Bus Hits Tree


Private buses on a rampage in Punjab and deaths continue to happen on state roads.

At least 14 passengers were killed on Friday and 42 others seriously injured when the private bus in which they were travelling slid off the road and dashed against a tree near Behram village, police said.

The bus was on its way from Nawanshahr to Jalandhar at the time of the accident, Senior Superintendent of Police Snehdeep Sharma said.

The accident took place at a curve at around 9.05 AM and according to injured passengers, the bus had overtaken a tractor trolley near a curve when the driver lost control and first it turned turtle and the next moment it hit a tree.

Though passers-by and workers working at a shrine on the road rushed to help the passengers, they found it difficult as the bus had turned turtle and passengers had fallen on the side which was at the bottom.

The SSP confirmed the bus was passing through a deep curve when it slid off the road and dashed into a tree.

All the injured have been admitted at Guru Nanak Mission Hospital at Dhanan Kaleran village.

Senior police officers and medical team rushed to the site of accident for rescue and relief operations.

Khurki has the video footage of the spot and the scene at the hospital where the injured were rushed to.


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