Fazilka (Punjab) : Thirteen teachers were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling to school collided with a truck due to dense fog near Chandmeri toll plaza on Fazilka-Jalalabad road, police said.
The driver of the vehicle carrying the teachers alsosuccumbed to injuries later, taking the toll to 14, they said. Police said the teachers, including five women, were on their way to school when the mishap was caused due to poor visibility, adding that the deceased were in the age group of 35 to 40 years. Eight of the victims belonged to Fazilka and five were from Abohar, police said.
One of the teachers, who survived the accident, has been admitted to a hospital in Faridkot, they said.The ill-fated vehicle was carrying 15 passengers, including the driver. Expressing grief over the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that he was extremely pained to learn about the fatal mishap.