Muktsar: Five persons including two children of a family were killed while two sustained serious injuries when their car dashed against a roadside tree near Malout, police said here Friday.
Accident took place late last night when car's driver in a bid to avoid collision with a stray animal on the road lost control over the vehicle and dashed it against a tree at Malout-Lambi highway, they said.
The family was coming from Panipat and going towards Ganganagar.
Deceased were identified as Gaurav Khurana (33), Sirki Khurana (31), Preeti Chawla (30), Prakaran Chawla (4) and one-and-a-half-year-old Bulbul.
While Anmol Narang and Jaspal Khurana were rushed to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital for treatment, they said.