Monday, 5 August 2013

Punjab bus tragedy: 15 bodies recovered

A Punjab Roadways bus travelling from Delhi to Amritsar fell into the Bhakra canal in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib District around 2 am on July 31. Bodies of 15 people, so far have been recovered who were on board.

Body of bus conductor, Raman Kumar, resident to Batala has also been recovered.

Bus went two-and-a-half kilometres downstream leaving hardly any chances of survival of as many as 42 passengers.

Nine deceased have been identified, SHO Sirhind S S Virk said today.

At least 27 persons were feared drowned after a Punjab roadways bus on way from Delhi to Amritsar.

District administration is making all efforts to locate the bodies of the missing persons, Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Arun Sekhri said.

Most of dead bodies were recovered from Patiala and Sangrur districts and kept at the mortuary of Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, he said.

Amloh Naib Tehsildar Nirpal Singh Tiwana has been made nodal officer at Rajindra Hospital to update the family members of missing persons about any development, Sekhri said.

The Deputy Commissioner said help line numbers at district administrative complex, SSP office and Civil Hospital, Fatehgarh Sahib is providing regular information.

Monday 5 August 2013


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