8 die, 13 hurt in separate road accidents in Tarn Taran, Ropar and Patiala

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4 killed, 9 injured as Truck-Peter Rehra colled in Tarn Taran; in Patiala accident involving car-SUV collision 3 dead; 1 killed, 4 injured in Ropar accident

The Hush Post: As many as eight persons were killed and 13 injured in separate road mishaps in Tarn Taran, Patiala and Ropar districts during last 24 hours.

In Tarn Taran, as many as four persons were killed and nine injured in a truck and peter rehra collision. In Patiala accident involving a car and an SUV three persons were killed. In another accident in Ropar district, one person was killed and four injured, a report said.

In Tarn Taran, a truck and a ‘peter rehra’ (a locally modified cart) had a head on collision near Sangwan village on the Patti-Harike road on Monday. The four persons who died in this accident were on the peter rehra. Three of them died on the spot. They have been identified as a 30-year-old Harpreet Singh, a resident of Patti, a 25-year-old Raja, a residnet of Thakarpura village and a 32-year-old Kali, a resident of Kairon village in Tarn Taran district. A 33-year-old Gurdev Singh, a resident of Patti succumbed to his injuries at the Civil Hospital of Patti, the report said.

The cleaner of the truck, who is among the injured persons, got trapped inside the vehicle for hours together and was taken out after breaking truck’s body. Seven of the injured were referred to the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar. The bodies of accident victims were given to their families after post-mortem, the report said.

The injured persons include truck cleaner Bachittar Singh, of Dyalpura villag, Sukhwinder Singh, peter rehra driver Dilbagh Singh, Sunny,  all residents of Kairon village; Lal Singh of Manehala village; Lakhwinder Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Gurjant Singh and Harchand Singh of Patti, it was reported.

According to the police the accident occurred around 5.30 am when the truck (PB-46-K-9642) loaded with gypsum was going from Patti to Harike while the ‘peter rehra’ was on its way back from Nakodar.

A case of causing death by negligence (under Section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code) has been registered against truck driver Shamsher Singh of Dyalpura village who is absconding.

In Patiala accident, three persons were dead in two separate accidents on Sunday evening. In one of the incidents, two persons died on the spot after head-on collision between a car and an SUV near Gunia Majra village on the Patiala-Sirhind road. The deceased have been identified as a 54-year-old Meera Devi of Una in Himachal Pradesh and a 35-year-old Balwinder Singh of Patiala, it was reported.

The report said that deceased Meera was coming to Patiala along with her husband Dharam Singh to attend a gathering, while deceased Balwinder, who was driving Mahindra Bolero, was going with his family to Sirhind. Both the vehicles were completely damaged in the incident, the report said.

Meanwhile a 20-year-old Shubham Behl of Majithia Enclave was killed when a truck rammed into his two-wheeler near Rauni village on the Patiala-Nabha road, the report said.

Behl was crushed by a bus after he fell on the road. He was rushed to Rajindera Hospital, Patiala, where he died. The police have registered case against unidentified drivers of the truck and bus, it was reported.

In another accident in Ropar’s Nurpur Bedi, one person was killed and four were injured when a bus banged into a car near Kalwan village on Nurpur Bedi-Garhshanker road on Monday afternoon, the report said.

The injured were identified as Sher Singh, Happy, Kaku, Mehar Singh of Nangal Chaura village in Chabbewal of Hoshiarpur district and bus passenger Usha Devi in Anandpur Sahib.

They injured were taken to Bhai Jaita ji Civil Hospital in Anandpur Sahib and Civil Hospital of Singhpura from where three of them were referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh.

A 70-year-old Mehar Singh succumbed to his injuries at PGI. The persons in the car were returning after immersing the ashes of their relative in the Sutlej at Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib in Kiratpur Sahib, the report said.

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