10 killed in two accidents in Punjab

Chandigarh, Feb 8 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in two separate accidents in Punjab on Monday, police said.

A truck ran over five people on the Kapurthala-Goindwal Sahib road early Monday when they were walking towards a gurdwara in Kapurthala district, 175 km from here, police said.

The victims belonged to Khiranwali village in Kapurthala district. They were headed towards gurdwara Hathan Sahib around 4.00 a.m. when the speeding truck crushed them.

In another accident, five members of a family from Ambala city drowned as their car fell into Sirhind Canal near Machhiwara town.

The car driver, who lost control over the vehicle, was rescued by locals, police said.

The victims, including three children and a woman, were returning to Ambala after attending a function at Rahon near Nawanshahr, 80 km from here.

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