Haryana: 7 Killed, 25 Others Injured After Truck Rams Into Mini Bus In Ambala

At least 25 others have been injured in the accident which took place late on the Ambala-Delhi-Jammu National Highway.

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Visuals from the scene of the accident. Photo: Screengrab from X/ @ANI

At least seven people were killed and 25 others were injured after a truck rammed into a traveller mini bus in Haryana's Ambala late on Thursday.

The incident took place on the Ambala-Delhi-Jammu National Highway, said Dr Kaushal Kumar, Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt.

The bus was carrying around 30 people, all from Uttar Pradesh, who were going to Jammu and Kashmir's Vaishno Devi shrine, police said.

As a result of the collision, the front portion of the mini bus was severely damaged. Seven passengers including a six-month-old girl died in the accident.

Passers-by pulled out the injured out of the mangled bus after hearing the screams of the passengers stuck inside. Later, with the help of police, those injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The mortal remains of the deceased have been kept in a mortuary for post-mortem examination.

Police have registered a case against the driver of the truck, who fled from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Efforts are underway to nab him, officials said.

Just last week, nine persons were burnt alive and 15 others were left injured after a tourist bus caught fire in the state's Nuh area.

The incident had taken place around 2 m on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. Around 60 people were aboard the bus, all residents of Punjab's Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana.

All of these people were returning from religious pilgrimages from Mathura and Vrindavan. Sadar Tauru Station House Officer, Inspector Jitendra Kumar, had said that all the injured were stable.

(With PTI inputs)