Three killed in bus accident at Phillaur; private bus was going from Jalandhar to Ludhiana

The Hush Post|01:20pm| 1-min read

Three people were killed after a speeding bus going from Jalandhar to Ludhiana hit a stationary truck at Phillaur near Jalandhar on Friday. Two persons sustained injuries. The bus driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle due to the high speed. The driver and conductor are absconding.

The bus (PB 08 CV 0511) belonged to  Gagandeep Transport company. Nearly 20-25 passengers were travelling in the bus.

The deceased have been identified as Gopal Krishan (52) and his wife Arpana (45), both residents of Ludhiana city, and Darshan Lal (40) of Jamalpur in Ludhiana.

The injured, Amanjit Kaur of Phillaur and Charanjit Kaur of Pholriwal, are undergoing treatment at Jalandhar civil hospital.

Talking to a news daily, station house officer Jatinder Singh said, “The passengers told us that the accident took place due to over speeding”. “The driver and conductor are absconding. The police are conducting raids to nab them,” he said.

“The speeding driver wanted to pick up more passengers in an already loaded bus,” one of the passengers said.

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