Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) As many as 11 persons were killed and 15 others injured in two accidents in Punjab on Sunday, the police said.
Seven people lost their lives when the driver of a speeding sport utlity vehicle lost control over it and it hit vehicles parked outside a roadside eatery in Beas town, around 40 km from Amritsar.
The victims were sitting in a stationary auto-rickshaw when the SUV hit it. They were on way to Amritsar to offer prayers at the Golden Temple.
Four persons were killed and 15 others injured in a collision between a state-run bus and a truck on the Rampura Phul-Barnala highway on Sunday morning.
Three persons died on the spot, while one succumbed to injuries at a Rampura Phul hospital.