4 killed, 50 in­jured in two road ac­ci­dents in Kar­nal

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Punjab&haryana - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

At least two peo­ple died and 50 other sus­tained in­juries af­ter a over-crowded Haryana Road­ways hit a tree on the Kar­nal-Garhi Bir­bal road on Fri­day evening.

Po­lice said the de­ceased have been iden­ti­fied as Sham Mu­rari, 58, of Gheer vil­lage and Nirmla, 55, of Garhi Bir­bal vil­lage in the dis­trict. The in­jured were rushed to the Kal­pana Chawla Govern­ment Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal, Kar­nal.

The ac­ci­dent took place when the driver of the bus tried to save a mo­tor­cy­clist near Me­han­mati vil­lage and lost con­trol over the ve­hi­cle, which hit a road­side tree. Lo­cal res­i­dents rushed to the spot and took out the pas­sen­gers, in­clud­ing the two de­ceased, from the bus.

Kar­nal su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP) Suren­der Bho­ria, who also reached the spot, said two deaths were con­firmed and the con­di­tion of the in­jured was sta­ble.

TWO CRUSHED TO DEATH BY CAN­TER

In an­other in­ci­dent, two youths were crushed to death by a can­ter on the Kun­jpura road in Kar­nal town. The de­ceased have been iden­ti­fied as Sahil Kumar (19) of Bas­ant Vi­har, Kar­nal, and Bunti (18) of Hasan­pur vil­lage of Pa­ni­pat. They were elec­tri­cians and were stay­ing in Valmiki Basti of Kar­nal.

Talk­ing to Hin­dus­tan Times, Kar­nal Civil Lines po­lice sta­tion in-charge Mohan Lal said the driver of the can­ter has been ar­rested and booked un­der Sec­tion 304 A of the IPC. He said the bod­ies of the de­ceased were sent for post­mortem to Kal­pana Chawla Govern­ment Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hospi­tal.

HT PHOTO

A Haryana Road­ways bus af­ter it hit a tree on the Garhi­Bir­bal road in Kar­nal on Fri­day.

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