one dead, another injured in collision over new bridge

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Sangrur, Sep 4 (UNI) The newly-inaugurated Sangrur-Dhuri Railway Over Bridge (RoB) witnessed its first fatal accident in the very first night of its opening to public last night.

Two bike-borne youth, who had gone to have a ride on the new bridge, were hit by high-speed car coming from the wrong side, police today said.

While Rohit Kumar, driving the bike without helmet, sustained serious injuries and was referred to Patiala. He died on the way.

Pilllion rider Jaswinder Singh, was admitted in civil hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the car fled leaving behind the vehicle which was later impounded by the police.

Police have registered a case under section 304 and 279 IPC.

The bridge was inaugurated with much fanfare by Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, M P, Sangrur accompanied by PWD Minister Paraminder Singh Dhindsa yesterday.

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