18 injured as bus overturns after ramming into 2 cars near Sirhind

18 injured as bus overturns after ramming into 2 cars near Sirhind

The mangled remains of a car that was hit by a tourist bus at Saidpura village near Sirhind. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Fatehgarh Sahib, June 21

Eighteen persons were injured when an overcrowded tourist bus carrying migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh to Ludhiana overturned after ramming into two cars parked on the GT Road at Saidpura village, near Sirhind. The injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib.

The Nabipur police post in-charge, Sikandar Singh, said an overcrowded tourist bus carrying migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh was on its way to Ludhiana. When the bus reached Saidpura village, all of a sudden it rammed into two cars parked on the road side and overturned. Two car occupants Manjot Singh and Ramanjot Singh were injured in the accident. Their other family members escaped unhurt as they had gone to washroom at the nearby dhaba. Both were rushed to a private hospital in Patiala after giving first aid at the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Gurdeep Singh, occupant of the second car, along with 15 migrant labourers, sustained minor injuries in the accident. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Gurdeep said he was going to Amritsar with his family. He had stopped near Saidpura village as his family wanted to use washroom of the nearby ‘dhaba’ when a bus rammed into their car from backside and overturned, he added. He thanked the Almighty that his family members and children were not in the car. The police have registered the case in this regard.

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