Nine people, among them four women and two children, were killed in Punjab when the Tata mini-van in which they were travelling from Kotkapura to Patiala collided Sunday morning with a truck in Barnala district, 200 km from Chandigarh.
The victims were on their way to a shrine in Patiala town. Six people sustained injuries in the accident.
In another accident in Punjab Saturday, five people, including a woman and a child, were killed when their car collided with a truck near Nawanshahr town, 75 km from here.
In neighbouring Haryana, five people were killed Sunday when a private luxury bus rammed into the wall on the edge of a flyover and toppled over, in Karnal town, 130 km from here.
Police said one of the victims in the accident was related to a union minister.
--IANS (Posted on 15-09-2013)