3 school students among 4 killed in road accident, 13 injured
Four persons, including three students, were killed and 13 injured after a school bus collided with a jeep near Singhpur village, around 75 km from here on Friday, police said.
The incident occurred at around 8.30 AM when the bus carrying 20 students was on its way to the Cambridge International School in Dasuya, they said. The jeep, laden with potatoes, coming from the opposite direction collided with the bus, killing three students and the bus driver on the spot, police said.
Of the 13 inured, four were referred to Shivam Hospital in Hoshiarpur and 9 were admitted to the Civil Hospital, a government spokesperson said.
The deceased were identified as Surbhi, her brother Anirudh, Tanish Sharma, all residents of Talwara town, and bus driver Ranjit Singh, a resident of Dehpur, police said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed deep shock over the incident and shared his heartfelt empathy with the members of the family of the deceased, an official release said.