SGPC-owned bus overturns, one killed

Amritsar, Punjab: One person was killed and 11 others injured, two of them seriously, when overloaded SGPC bus overturned outside the Hall Gate around 6 .30 am.

The deceased has been identified as Gulzar Singh of Herkalan village. Satpal and Ram Swarup received serious injuries.

The bus was ferrying pilgrims from the Golden Temple to the Railway station when the mishap took place.

Passengers alleged Gurpal Singh, driver of the bus failed to negotiate a sharp curve. Bloodstains and splinters of windscreen and windowpanes were scattered all over the road.

Passersby helped the injured and many of them were brought out from the bus after removing windowpanes. Some persons received fractures in legs as they were reportedly hanging on the footrest of the bus.

SGPC president Avtar Singh said the driver of the bus had been suspended. He announced Rs 1 lakh relief for the family of the deceased and free of cost treatment to the injured at Guru Ram Das Hospital.

ASP PK Yadav said the driver had been arrested and a case registered under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC against him.

Source: TNS

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