10 killed in Punjab road accident

February 28th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Barnala (Punjab), Feb 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 25 injured when two buses collided in Barnala district of Punjab, police said Saturday.
A state-run bus was going towards Faridkot from Barnala, about 150 km from Chandigarh, when its driver took a sharp turn to save a two-wheeler rider. He hit a private mini bus coming from the opposite direction Friday night.

Police said the accident occurred near Cheema Jodhpur village. The two-wheeler driver escaped unhurt.

The dead included a woman, Senior Superintendent of Police Shiv Kumar told IANS. Six of the 25 injured were in critical condition.

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