Ludhiana, Mar 31: Three policemen were today killed and two students injured in a collision between a car and a school van near Raine village on Hambran road, about 25-km from here.
The incident occurred when the cops, identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Kulbir Singh and constables Heera Singh and Jagdish Singh, were on way to Chandigarh in the car for appearance in a case in Punjab and Haryana High Court, SSP Ludhiana (Rural), Opinder Singh said.
The driver of the car lost control over the vehicle and it hit a motorcycle, a scooter and then rammed into a school van coming from the opposite side, he said.
Two of the cops died on the spot while the third succumbed to his injuries in a nearby hospital where he was taken in a critical condition, police said.
Two school-going children also received injuries but they were stated to be out of danger, police added.