Nine persons from Ludhiana were killed in an accident in Bhiwani district of Haryana on Friday morning. While seven victims belonged to a family from Hambowal Bet village, the remaining two were also related to each other from Hiyatpur village.
The victims were part of the 21 member group returning from a pilgrimage to the tomb of Guga Jahal Peer in Bangar of Rajasthan when their vehicle collided with a canter coming from the opposite side on the Hisar-Rajgarh road.
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The van overturned and was hit by a dumper from the rear. While five persons died on the spot, four others died during treatment at hospital. The drivers of both vehicles are absconding.