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Monday, June 10, 2019

19 injured as bus collides with truck


19 injured as bus collides with truck

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, June 9

At least 19 persons were injured in a road accident that took place in Talwara late this evening. The accident occurred when a bus belonging to a private transport company collided head-on with a truck on the Talwara-Mukerian road.

According to eyewitnesses, a tipper was parked on the road near Sector 3 of the town. A truck was going towards Hajipur from Talwara. When its driver was trying to cross the tipper parked on the roadside, a private company’s bus coming from Hajipur side came in front of it, which led to the collision.

The bus was being driven by Swaran Singh. Passengers say despite his efforts to prevent the accident, both the vehicles had a head-on collision.

Incharge Talwara police station Surjit Singh Mangat said as soon as he got information about the road accident, he reached the site with a police team and started rescue operation.

The injured were immediately rushed to local hospital by the police and passersby. While some of the victims were discharged, others are undergoing treatment, but are said to be stable. Some of them have been identified as Puja of Talwara, her daughter Niharika and husband Kishan Bahadur; Usha Rani of Dugral, Sunil Kumar, Shashi Bala of Himachal Pradesh, Pramod Kumar of Amritsar, Ashok Mandal, Kasturi Lal, Gautam, Rajesh Kumar, Parvesh Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Veena Kumari, Aniruddh Mandal, Pushpa Devi, Sudha Rani and Swaran Singh.

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