Six persons were killed and 15 injured when a tempo collided with a private bus early Saturday morning in Dabwali village in Sirsa district. The deceased belonged to Moga district in Punjab.
The deceased were identified as Bhagwan Singh, his wife Surjeet Kaur, Gurdev Singh, Dilpreet Kaur, Malkit Kaur and Jasbir Singh.
According to the police, the accident occurred as there was heavy smog in the air leading to very low visibility on the road.
When the tempo overtook the truck near Sawant Khera in Dabwali, it collided with a private bus that was coming from the opposite direction.
The truck then hit the tempo from the rear side crushing it completely, the police said.
Six persons including the driver of the tempo died. The 15 persons who were injured were admitted to a civil hospital in Sirsa and Bathinda where they are undergoing treatment.
The drivers of the bus and truck fled from the spot after the accident.
The police have registered a case under Sections 279, 304A, 337 and 338 of IPC against the drivers of the bus and the truck who are yet to be identified.