Garhshankar, January 22
A bus driver and conductor died on the spot after their bus rammed into a canter around 5.30 on Saturday morning. They were on the way to Gurdaspur from Delhi and a canter was parked on the road. Luckily, the passengers travelling in the bus escaped unhurt.
As soon as the information of the accident was received, DSP Garhshankar and SHO Mahilpur reached the spot and started rescue with the help of three JCBs and people to evacuate the bodies stuck in the bus. The drivers of Punjab Roadways present at the spot told the police that the bus was on its way to Gurdaspur from Delhi. When the driver of the bus reached near King Edward Senior Secondary School, close to Tutomjara, his bus rammed into a canter parked on the road side.
The passengers in the bus escaped unhurt but both bus driver and conductor died as they got crushed between the vehicles. Colleagues of the deceased PUNBUS staff told that the driver Gurnam Singh was a resident of Tibri Cantt Gurdaspur district and the conductor Jatinder Kumar Sonu was a resident of Dehlan in Una district of Himachal Pradesh.
The Mahilpur police have started investigation by taking possession of both vehicles. The bodies of the deceased were sent for post-mortem to Garhshankar Civil Hospital. A large number of employees working in the Punjab Roadways reached the spot. Traffic was disrupted for a long time due to this accident. The canter which was on its way to Hoshiarpur from Ludhiana had broken down, due to which, the driver parked it on the roadside. The police are investigating the case.
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