Khanna/Samrala, November 1, 2015: Five persons, including two women and a child, were killed while four were injured in a road accident on Khanna –Samrala road between a Xylo and a truck. The accident was so fierce that four persons died on the spot while the child died after reaching hospital. The deceased were identified as Harbhajan Singh(55) a resident of Karnal, Rani(50) a resident of Delhi, Reena(35) a resident of Ambala, Anmol(10) and vehicle driver who is yet to be identified. The injured identified as Karandeep Kur, Navneet Kaur, Prince, Aman and Ravinder Singh were seriously injured and they were referred to PGI in a critical condition.
As per information the occupants of car were coming from Karnal and going to Nawanshahr to participate in a new born child function in some relation. When they reached near village Bardhalan on Khanna Samrala road suddenly a truck coming from Samrala side collided head on with the vehicle resulting death of four persons on the spot and injuries to six remaining occupants at about 12.20 pm. After hearing a loud noise of collision a number of villagers of village Bardhalan gathered there and some vehicles also stopped and started rescue operation.
In the meantime Samrala Police led by SHO Ashwani Kumar on information reached on the spot and evacuated the occupants from the car with great difficulty by broking windows of the vehicle.
As per DSP Samrala Jagwinder Singh Cheema the injured and deceased were rushed to Civil hospital Samrala in police vehicles. Some persons alleged that the 108 van failed to reach the accident site and the injured were ferried in police vehicles. Later one injured child died in the hospital when hospital staff was about to give him drip. The four injured were referred to PGI Chandigarh while one Ravinder Singh was recovering at Civil Hospital Samrala who gave identification of the vehicle occupants to the police personnel.
Sunday, November 1, 2015