Migrant couple killed, 9 others injured in bus-truck collision

Migrant couple killed, 9 others injured in bus-truck collision

Our Correspondent

Dasuya, October 27

A tourist bus of a private company ferrying migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh to Jammu and Kashmir in search of work met with an accident near Dasuya on the Jalandhar-Jammu highway on Monday midnight. A labourer couple died in the accident while nine others were injured.

The accident occurred when the speeding bus collided with a truck parked on the roadside. The deceased have been identified as Satish Yadav and his wife Santosh, residents of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. According to information, the bus was going to Jammu from Chhattisgarh and it collided with a parked truck on the roadside. The accident was so tremendous that the front cabin of the bus badly rammed into the truck and the truck collided with a eucalyptus tree.

Passengers aboard the bus said that the accident occurred because the driver fell asleep while driving. The bus driver escaped from the spot after the accident. The police admitted the injured to the Dasuya Civil Hospital. The injured have been identified as Rajeshwari, Dakeshwar, Sunita, Chain Singh, Dhani Lal, Shashi Bai, Rajeev Bai, Aman and Pooni Lal. Investigating Officer Jagga Singh said the driver of the bus, Shamsher, a resident of Chhattisgarh, abandoned the vehicle and fled the spot. A case has been registered.

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