FerozepurEleven members of a family of Palsora village, Tarn Taran district, were killed and three sustained serious injuries in a horrible accident involving a Tavera car and a multi-axle vehicle on Amritsar Ferozepur road near here on
Thursday. Among the deceased are three children and driver of the car. According to eyewitnesses the mishap occurred as the multi-axle vehicle overturned on the car thus killing all 11 on the spot. The car was virtually sandwiched between the road surface and the multi-axle vehicle.
The deceased have been identified as Satnam Singh, his wife Ranjit Kaur, sons Sukhchain Singh and Mandeep Singh, Ranjeet Kaur, Rajan Singh, Rajwant Kaur, Harmanpreet Kaur, Manjit Singh, Akashdeep Singh, and Mohinder Kaur. The injured include Lovedeep Singh, Muskanpreet Kaur and Sumanpreet Kaur. The victims were reportedly on their way back home from Dera Bhagat Duni Chand at Mahinawala Kalan near Zira after paying obeisance when the tragedy struck them. Hearing a loud thud, passersby and locals assembled at the accident site and swung into rescue operation. Receiving information, the local police also rushed to the spot and took the injured to the Civil Hospital Zira for medication.
The police had to struggle hard for extricating bodies from the mangled remains of the vehicle. Earlier, a crane was pressed into service to remove the multi-axle vehicle from the car by the police. After taking the bodies in possession, the police have sent these to the local Civil Hospital for their post-mortem examinations. The police have initiated investigation in the mishap.
Coal and salt loaded truck-trailer falls over ill-fated Tavera car near Behak Pachhariyan.
15 family members were returning from pilgrimage. Three of them were injured.
The family belongs to Palsora village in Tarn Taran district.
The driver of multi-axle vehicle is said to have escaped after the accident.