Six injured in highway pile-up

7 vehicles crash one after another near Bandala village

Several injured as vehicles collide on Tarantaran road near Amritsar due to dense fog

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 10

Six persons were injured in a pile-up of seven vehicles on the Amritsar-Bathinda highway near Bandala village here on Tuesday. The reason behind the mishap was said to be dense fog.

Eyewitnesses said when a truck loaded with cement bags was taking a U-turn at Butt Morh, it hit a car coming from the opposite side. The driver stopped the truck on the spot for a few minutes. Meanwhile, a trailer rammed the rear of the truck due to low visibility.

The driver of the trailer received injuries. Within a few minutes, a mini truck, two cars and a bus were also involved in the pile-up. Two children in a car had a narrow escape while their parents got injured. No causality was reported in the accident. The victims were taken to a hospital in Tarn Taran.

Rasal Singh, a relative of a victim, said, “My nephew, along with his wife and their two children, was coming from Amritsar on Tuesday morning. While a truck was taking a U-turn at Butt Morh, it hit a car due to low visibility. Children had a narrow escape. Soon, other vehicles also rammted into the truck.”

Balraj Singh, a police officer, said, “Our team reached the spot immediately after the accident. Luckily, injuries were minor. All victims were sent to a hospital for first aid. We have immediately cleared the road to avert further accidents.”

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