6 of a family killed as bus to Vaishno Devi hits truck | India News

BULANDSHAHR/AMBALA: Six people, including a six-month-old infant, lost their lives, and 19 others sustained injuries when a minibus collided with a truck near Mohra village on the Ambala-Delhi Highway around 1.45am on Friday. The bus, carrying 25 passengers to Vaishno Devi in Jammu & Kashmir, collided with a truck on the highway. Police stated a passenger said the driver of the bus, who is on the run, was drunk.
Talking to TOI, Sinder Singh, Ambala Police PRO, said, “Passersby rushed to extricate them from the mangled bus.Subsequently, with police assistance, the injured were admitted to two hospitals. Six died while 19 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.” The victims, all relatives, hailed from Kakod in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district. “A case under IPC section 304A has been filed against the unidentified truck driver, and investigations are ongoing,” he added.
Among the deceased were Mahesh Chand (60), Vinod Singh (54), Satbeer Singh (40), Manoj Kumar (45), his wife Guddi (43), and six-month-old Deepti, all residents of Bhopatpur village in Kakod. Survivor Shivani Singh (25), also from Kakod, recounted that the passengers were asleep when the accident occurred.
A doctor at civil hospital in Ambala Cantonment said, “We received eight injured individuals, three of whom are critical. Plans are underway to transfer them to another facility. Other injured persons are undergoing treatment at Adesh Hospital in Mohri.”
Close shave for 7 as copter to Kedarnath goes into tailspin, makes hard-landing
Six Kedarnath pilgrims had a narrow escape on Friday as their helicopter developed a technical snag that made it go into a tailspin before a hard-landing metres below the helipad in the mountainous region. Online videos showed the helicopter with six pilgrims from Tamil Nadu and a pilot onboard swerving dangerously just above the helipad near the temple. People at the helipad scrambled to safety as the chopper descended, nearly touching down on the helipad. But it continued to swirl and finally made a rough landing below the helipad. Citing preliminary reports, the Rudraprayag DM said the chopper developed a technical snag in its rear rotor. (PTI)

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