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Congress workers, on way to Navjot Singh Sidhu's ceremony, killed in bus crash

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 July 2021, 12:19 IST

Three Congress party workers have reportedly lost their lives in a bus crash in Punjab’s Moga district. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued a tweet today.

The workers were on their way to newly appointed state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s event in Chandigarh. Approximately 60 people have suffered injuries in the unfortunate event.

"Saddened to learn of the bus accident in Moga district in which 3 Congress workers have reportedly died & many persons are injured. Have directed DC Moga to immediately provide full medical treatment to all the injured and to send a report to the Government," Captain Singh tweeted.


The accident took place after the private bus carrying Congress workers from Zira to Chandigarh started speeding and rammed into another bus. The crash happened at around 8am today.

Around 24 individuals have been seriously hurt in the accident and have been taken to a local hospital for treatment. Many officials are at the accident spot assessing the situation.

Visuals from the accident display crumpled remains of the bus at the accident spot.

District Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans termed the accident "very unfortunate".Because of the huge number of injured people, there was reportedly a shortage of hospital beds to accommodate all patients.

All the injured individuals have been saved from danger.

Navjot Singh Sidhu will be sworn in as the new Punjab Congress chief today. He met Amarinder Singh over tea ahead of the induction.

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First published: 23 July 2021, 12:19 IST