Fatehgarh Sahib, Nov 17 (UNI) Three persons were killed and ten injured in a road accident today on the busy Sirhind-Patiala road when a speeding bus collided with a jeep in this district.
Immediately after the collision, the vehicles close behind the bus and jeep also crashed into the vehicled in fron, causing a pile-up and holding up traffic.
The bus of Ambala Bus Syndicate Private Limited, Ropar carrying 25 passengers, was on its way from Patiala to Nangal when it collided with the jeep. There were two persons in the jeep, which was loaded with soda bottles.
In the accident, neck of the bus driver Bikar Singh, a resident of village Lulo of district Fatehgarh Sahib was severed and fell outside the bus. According to passengers, he was driving the bus in a rough manner and the mishap was caused due to his negligence.
Jeep driver Daljit Singh, a resident of village Goaspur of district Ludhiana was killed on spot and one another unidentified person succumbed to his injuries at Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib.
Conductor of the bus, Binder Singh claimed that he was selling tickets to passengers when the bus met with the accident.
The Sirhind police immediately reached on spot and restored traffic. A case has been registered.
Seriously injured Buta Singh (40), Jaswant Singh (40), residents of village Julla; Prem Singh (55), Gurmeet Singh from Patiala, Kulwinder Singh (30), a resident of Hambran, Soni (25) of village Loharmajra near Samana, Ranjit Singh and his brother Amarjit Singh, residents of Sanour (Patiala) were admitted in Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib while two other persons were admitted to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala.
About two week ago seven persons were killed in a mishap near the accident site.