Nine killed as mini-bus rams into 'gharuka' in Punjab's Amritsar

Angry people from nearby villages set the mini-bus on fire even as its driver fled from the spot.

IANS| Updated: Dec 31, 2015, 10:57 AM IST

Amritsar: Nine people were killed and 12 others injured in Punjab`s Amritsar district after a mini-bus rammed into the vehicle in which they were travelling, police said.

The incident took place on Wednesday night on Amritsar-Chowk Mehta road, around 250 km from Chandigarh. The victims include five women and a girl, police said.

The injured rushed to hospital.

Angry people from nearby villages set the mini-bus on fire even as its driver fled from the spot.

The victims were travelling on a `gharuka`, a locally-made illegal vehicle, when the bus hit it.

Police said the `gharuka` was overloaded.