11 devotees hurt as bus going from Patiala to Golden Temple turns turtle in Sahnewal

11 devotees hurt as bus going from Patiala to Golden Temple turns turtle in Sahnewal

The bus which met with an accident on the NH-1 near Sahnewal on Saturday night. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Sahnewal, April 18

Eleven devotees of the total 60 travelling in a bus, going from Patiala to Golden Temple in Amritsar, were injured as the bus turned turtle when a canter trying to overtake the former took a sudden steep cut on the National Highway 1 near here late last evening.

Two more buses, following the bus of the devotees, hit the latter vehicle. However, passengers of the two buses escaped unhurt.

The bus carrying devotees started from Patiala at around 8 pm on Saturday night. As the bus approached Sahnewal at around 11 pm, a canter while overtaking the bus took a steep turn after which the driver of the bus lost control over it and the bus turned turtle. The injured have been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

Confusion was witnessed at the spot after the accident as the police had a tough time to manage the traffic. Investigating officer Harpal Singh said statements of the injured were yet to be taken on the basis of which the future course of action would be decided. The devotees, especially women and children, who escaped unhurt, were in a state of trauma. They were brought to Gurdwara Reru Sahib here by Kaar Sewa Jatha where they were provided langar before continuation of their journey.

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