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Six Punjab cops killed as vehicle rams into tree

Six Punjab police personnel,including four constables,were killed and 11 injured when a jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree near Lohari village

Six Punjab police personnel,including four constables,were killed and 11 injured when a jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree near Lohari village,10-km from Fatehgarh Sahib Monday,police said.

There were 17 police personnel in the jeep and they were on way to Fatehgarh Sahib via Sanghol for participating in the weekly parade.

The police said that the vehicle rammed into a roadside tree after the driver lost control of the jeep. In an earlier statement,the police had said that the accident happened when a truck hit the jeep near Lohari village.

The dead include a head constable,four constables,and a home guard,police said. The woman constable,Raj Kaur,aged 20,who died in the mishap,hailed from Panjkoha village in Fatehgarh Sahib. All of them were posted at Khamano Police Station.

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Eight of the injured were referred to PGI,Chandigarh,for treatment.