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Posted at: Nov 20, 2015, 1:36 AM; last updated: Nov 20, 2015, 1:28 AM (IST)

4 of family killed in road accident

Four members of Sehgal family of city met with a mishap near Karnal, two injured

7 more of family hurt while going for cremation

  • The Sehgal family sufferred another jolt when seven more members of their family sustained major injuries in a road crash near Dahero village near Khanna after the Santro car they were traveling in was hit by a rashly driven truck on Thursday afternoon. The relatives of the Sehgal family were going to participate in the cremation of their four family members killed in the Karnal road crash.
  • Out of the seven, two sustained serious injuries, while others escaped with minor injuries. The seriously injured were rushed to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and were stated to be in a critical state. The Khanna police said the car was hit by a truck, following which it again collided with another vehicle. The injured included Vaibhav, Rakesh and Asha Rani.
4 of family killed in road accident
(From left) Sanjay Sehgal, Kiran Sehgal, Parul Sehgal and Anshul Sehgal who died in a road accident near Karnal. File photos

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 19

Four members of a family, belonging to Jalandhar Cantonment, were killed in a road accident at Gharaunda on the Karnal-Panipat highway in the wee hours today. They were on their way to Faridabad.

The deceased were identified as Sanjay Sehgal (52), his wife Kiran Sehgal (48) and their nephews Anshul Sehgal (18) and Parul Sehgal (17).

Two nephews of Sanjay sustained serious injuries. They were Pallavi Sehgal (16) and Sonu Sehgal (20). All were residents of Mohalla 23 in Cantonment.

Sanjay Sehgal owned a student book depot in Jalandhar Cantt and also runs a provisional store SS Provisions in the Army golden canteen. He was also collecting deposits on a commission basis for the Central Bank of India.

Sanjay had a plan to gift his daughter a car on her daughter’s birthday.

He had bought a Maruti Baleno car on the eve of Diwali and wanted to give a surprise to his daughter Deepti Katyal, whose daughter Akansha’s birthday fell on Thursday.

Kamlesh Sehgal, an uncle of Sanjay, said Sanjay, along with five family members, had left for Faridabad at 10.30 on Wednesday night.

The accident took place at 2.30 am when Sanjay was overtaking a truck and couldn’t control the speeding car. After Sanjay overtook the truck, he lost control over the car and was hit by the same truck from behind.

Following the hit, the car overturned and after it crossed over the divider, it was again hit by another speeding truck, Sehgal added.

The collision was so intense that Sanjay, Anshul and Parul died on the spot, while Kiran succumbed to her injuries at a hospital.

Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended on Jalandhar Cantt when the four bodies were brought home. Hundreds of people had gathered at the place.

Anshul and Parul, after completing their twelfth standard, had applied for a study visa to Australia. As per their uncle Neeraj Sehgal, their visas were likely to come in a few days but everything is shattered now.

2 killed in road mishaps

Phagwara: Two persons were killed in two road mishaps in the town last night.

A conductor of a roadways bus, identified as Pritam Singh, was killed on the spot when he was hit by a speeding bus of a private company near Chachoki on the national highway. He was waiting for a mechanic as his bus had developed a technical snag.

In the other mishap, an unidentified motor cyclist was killed on the spot when his bike was hit by a speeding vehicle near Chachoki on a highway. The police registered a case and sent the bodies to the local Civil Hospital for post-mortem.

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