5 dead, 11 injured in bus-truck collision

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Bhatinda, Jul 31 (UNI) Five people, including two children were killed and 11 others injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a mini truck near Bhucho Mandi in the district today.

Police sources here said the accident took place when the truck, while overtaking another vehicle, collided with the state transport bus coming from the opposite direction. The bus was on its way to Barnala from Bhatinda.

The dead included two minor children, a woman and a middle-aged man, all of whom were in the truck. Their identities were not yet known.

The injured included a few bus passengers and those in the truck. They have all been admitted to a hospital in Bhucho Mandi.

Police is expected to register a case after investigation.

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