3 killed, 10 injured as bus collides with truck in Haryana’s Jhajjar

5 critically injured have been admitted to the PGI, Rohtak

Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, October 28

Three people were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a Haryana Roadways bus of Jhajjar depot and a truck on the Jhajjar-Bahujhholari road near Nauganva village here on Wednesday.

Five of the injured have been referred to the PGIMS in Rohtak following their critical condition.

The Haryana Roadways bus after the accident. Photo: Sumit Tharan

The mishap took place around 5.30 am. The bus was on its way from Bahujhholari village to Chandigarh. As it reached near Patuvaas canal, a truck coming from the opposite side collided with it leaving the truck driver, identified as Manjit of Birdhana village, and an unidentified passenger of the bus dead on the spot.

The collision was so horrible that one side of the bus got entirely damaged and the truck hit the tree. Hearing the sound of collision and the hue and cry of the passengers, locals rushed to the spot and took the injured to civil hospital in Jhajjar.

Later, the police also reached there. The bus driver, identified as Sanjeet, who along with four others was referred to Rohtak, succumbed to his injuries later.

Other injured - Geeta, Raju, Vishal and Ankur - have been undergoing treatment at the PGIMS Rohtak.

“Driver of both the vehicles died while the third deceased is yet to be identified. The reason behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained. No case has been registered as yet,” said sub-inspector Satbir.

 

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