Bathinda accident : A speeding truck mowed down 9 students in Bathinda while they were waiting for transport on the roadside, when the four-wheeler in which they were travelling broke down. The mishap occurred near Chetak Park, on the city’s outskirts, on the Bathinda-Chandigarh highway. It is worthy to mention that all the students died in the accident. These were students of different colleges and coaching classes in Bathinda.Meanwhile, in a separate incident on the highway 35 vehicles collided with each other. However, no casualties were reported in it, though a few people were injured.The accident occurred as a thick blanket of smog had enveloped the region and there was poor visibility on the roads. State government has announced a compensation of Rs 1 lac to the kin of those who died in an accident and Rs 50000 to the injured.
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