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Bus carrying Congress workers collides, three killed, 40 others injured

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Moga: Three killed while forty others injured, in a bus collision as a minibus carrying supporters of Congress – who were to attend the installation ceremony of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief – collided with a state-owned PEPSU roadways bus near Lohara village, police said.

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Those killed and injured were travelling in a minibus which was on its from Zira town to Chandigarh carrying supporters of Congress.

Moga Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans said the deceased have been identified as Virsa Singh, Vickey and Gurtej Singh.

The nine seriously injured were referred to a hospital in Ludhiana, police said.

“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,” Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted.

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In Chandigarh, during the installation ceremony of Sidhu, the Punjab Congress observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to those killed in the accident.

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