11 labourers hurt as jeep overturns

11 labourers hurt  as jeep overturns

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, June 21

As many as 11 labourers travelling in a pick-up jeep were injured when it overturned near Garhshankar. The labourers were heading to Himachal from Uttar Pradesh.

The ill-fated vehicle collided with a culvert and overturned. The labourers hailed from Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh were going to Santokhgarh in Una district of Himachal Pradesh.

The injured were rushed to the Garhshankar Civil Hospital for treatment while three in critical condition were further referred to the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital.

The injured have been identified as Pushpinder Singh (26), Kamaljit (17), Davinder Singh (55), Budhia (36), Ram (28), Pappu (40), Mukesh (18), Davinder (29), Neeraj, Rajwanto and Aman.

The injured labourers said they were returing to their workplace in Santokhgarh. Davinder, driver of the jeep, said he lost the control over the vehicle, which collided with a culvert and overturned.

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