11 killed in two Punjab accidents

Seven people lost their lives when the driver of a speeding sport utlity vehicle lost control over it and it hit vehicles parked outside a roadside eatery in Beas town.

Published: 21st May 2017 06:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2017 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

CHANDIGARH: As many as 11 persons were killed and 15 others injured in two accidents in Punjab on Sunday, the police said.

Seven people lost their lives when the driver of a speeding sport utlity vehicle lost control over it and it hit vehicles parked outside a roadside eatery in Beas town, around 40 km from Amritsar.

The victims were sitting in a stationary auto-rickshaw when the SUV hit it. They were on way to Amritsar to offer prayers at the Golden Temple.

Four persons were killed and 15 others injured in a collision between a state-run bus and a truck on the Rampura Phul-Barnala highway on Sunday morning.

Three persons died on the spot, while one succumbed to injuries at a Rampura Phul hospital. 

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