Four members of family killed in road mishap

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Ferozpur, Jun 18: Four members of a family, including two minor children were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck near Podiwalapitha village on Abohar-Fazilka road in the district this morning, police sources here stated.

The diver of the car sustained injuries in the accident.

Police sources said that the family, hailing from Patran in Patiala district was on its way to Talasar in Rajasthan when the mishap occured. The truck coming from Ganganagar, while overtaking another vehicle smashed into the car coming from the other side.

The deceased were identified as Sanjiv Kumar (31), his wife Poonam (29) and their five year old son, Ashiq and three year old daughter, Niharka. The bodies after post mortem were handed over to the in-laws of Sanjiv Kumar residing in Fazilka.

The driver, Ram Dayal who was injured was admitted to the civil hospital at Abohar.

The police registered a case against the truck driver, who absconded after the accident.


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