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Posted at: Jun 19, 2017, 1:39 AM; last updated: Jun 19, 2017, 1:40 AM (IST)

10 killed in 3 road mishaps

Four lives lost in Jalandhar, three each in Ferozepur, Tarn Taran dists
10 killed in 3 road mishaps
Mangled remains of a Mahindra Xylo that was hit by a truck at Lohian in Jalandhar on Sunday. Tribune Photo

Tribune Reporters

Jalandhar, June 18

Ten persons, including four children, were killed in three road mishaps in the state today.

Four persons, including two kids, were killed while nine sustained injuries when a Mahindra Xylo they were travelling in was hit by a truck near Rupewal Mandi at Lohian in Jalandhar.

The deceased have been identified as Ranjit Singh, who was at the wheel, Parminder Kaur (54), Sukhdeep (4) and 11-month-old Japdeep Singh. Those injured were Harman Singh (29), Sukhwant (28), Baljit Kaur (26), Gurbachan Kaur (50), Karamjit Singh (21), Gurleen Singh (19), Gurjinder Singh (23), Jupinderjit Singh and Manjot Singh (3). The victims were relatives and going to Moga from Nangal Lubana village in Kapurthala district in the Xylo (PB 08 JB 8333).

The mishap took place when a truck coming from the opposite direction lost balance while crossing a speed breaker and crashed into the Xylo, which overturned following the collision.

The injured were admitted to private hospitals in Nakodar and Jalandhar.

Shahkot SHO Rupinder Singh said the accident took place at around 12.30pm. “We have arrested the truck driver, Pardeep Kumar.”

Ferozepur: Three persons, including two women, were killed and five others injured when the Mahindra XUV in which they were travelling hit a tree around 4 am on Sunday.

Families of Vinod Kumar and Ashok Kumar were coming back after offering prayers at Mata Chintpurni shrine in Himachal Pradesh when around 4 am their car veered off the road near Lohgarh village on the Ferozepur-Zira road.

In the mishap, Vinod Kumar (40), who works in the Canal Department, his wife Pushpa (38) and Ashok’s wife Manisha (35) died on the spot. Ashok, his children Keshav and Kashish and Vinod’s children Lovepreet and Liza sustained injuries.

They were referred to a private hospital in Amritsar. Gurdial Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of the Kulgarhi police station said post-mortem of all bodies had been conducted and inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated.

Tarn Taran: Three persons, including two children, were killed in an accident on the Tarn Taran-Patti road near Kairon village, 20 km from here, today.

The deceased have been identified as Joga Singh (30) of Lauhuka village, his six-year-old nephew Sukhmandeep Singh and one-year-old niece Puneet Kaur. Gurmeet Kaur, the mother of the children, had a narrow escape.

All were riding a motorcycle (PB46 HC 7155), which collided with a car (PB49 A 5336) near Mahi Resort at Kairon village.

The bodies have been sent to the Civil Hospital, Patti, for a post-mortem. The Patti Sadar police have registered a case against the car driver, who fled.

Four killed as car, truck collide

Abohar: Four youths died on the spot as the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck on the Hanumangarh-Sangria highway late on Saturday night. The deceased have been identified as Sunny Marwaha (20), Arjun Pahwa (25) and Deepak Sharma (22) of Hanumangarh and Tushar Lunawat (20) of Nokha. The truck driver sped away after the mishap only to be intercepted near a naka. On seeing the naka, the driver fled leaving the vehicle behind. A case has been registered. OC 

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