Nine Killed in Punjab Road Accident

Nine people killed, 12 others injured in Amritsar district after a mini-bus rammed into the vehicle in which they were travelling, police said.

Published: 31st December 2015 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

AMRITSAR: Nine people were killed and 12 others injured in Punjab's Amritsar district after a mini-bus rammed into the vehicle in which they were travelling, police said.

The incident took place on Wednesday night on Amritsar-Chowk Mehta road, around 250 km from Chandigarh. The victims include five women and a girl, police said.

The injured rushed to hospital.

Angry people from nearby villages set the mini-bus on fire even as its driver fled from the spot.

The victims were travelling on a 'gharuka', a locally-made illegal vehicle, when the bus hit it.

Police said the 'gharuka' was overloaded.

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