Bus rams into truck in Dera Bassi, 2 kids among 8 hurt

Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, September 13

Eight persons, including two children, were seriously injured in a bus-truck collision near Bhankharpur in Dera Bassi on the Chandigarh-Ambala highway in the wee hours of today. The injured were rushed to the Dera Bassi hospital from where six patients with serious injuries were referred to the GMCH, Sector 32.

The mangled remains of a Haryana Roadways bus at the Mubarikpur police station in Dera Bassi on Monday. NITIN MITTAL

The children are stated to be out of danger, while the condition of four others is critical. Two patients were discharged in the morning, said Dera Bassi SMO Sangeeta Jain.

There were around 35 passengers, besides the driver and the conductor, in the bus when the accident took place. Twelve passengers sustained minor injuries.

The incident occurred around 3.20 am when a Haryana Roadways bus, which was on the way from Chandigarh to Gurugram, rammed into a stationary truck on the highway near Gurdwara Sahib. The front left side of the bus was ripped apart in the collision. Such was the impact of the accident that the conductor of the bus got thrown out of the bus.

Mubarikpur police post in-charge Narpinder Singh said, “The tipper driver had parked the vehicle on the side of the road. There were no reflectors or parking lights on the vehicle. On a complaint of the bus driver, a case of negligence has been registered against the tipper driver and the search for the driver is on. The police have impounded the vehicles and an investigation is on.”

Tribune Shorts

Top Stories

PM Modi holds first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden

PM Modi holds first bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden

Modi is visiting the US for the 7th time after assuming offi...

Provocative Chinese attitude led to Galwan Valley clashes: MEA

Provocative Chinese attitude led to Galwan Valley clashes: MEA

Japan PM’s comment during meeting with Modi part of ‘lying d...

List of Punjab ministers almost finalised; Congress high command again summons CM Charanjit Channi to Delhi

List of Punjab ministers almost finalised; Congress high command again summons CM Charanjit Channi to Delhi

Apart from discussion on the cabinet, the issue of finalisin...

Bihar's Shubham Kumar tops civil services exam; Bhiwani's Nisha Grewal bags 51st rank

Bihar's Shubham Kumar tops civil services exam; Bhiwani's Nisha Grewal bags 51st rank

Jagrati Awasthi, Ankita Jain secure second and third ranks, ...

Delhi: Gangster among 3 killed in Rohini court firing; gunmen posed as lawyers

Delhi: Gangster among 3 killed in Rohini court firing; gunmen posed as lawyers

Assailants, who police said belonged to ‘Tillu gang’, neutra...

Cities

View All