3 engineering students killed in acciden
3 ENGINEERING STUDENTS KILLED IN ACCIDENT
Jalandhar February 20:
A pall of gloom descended on Jalandhar and surrounding areas as three students of the CT College of Engineering and Technology were killed and 25 others injured in a road accident, which took place near the Shahpur campus of the college.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has announced a grant of Rs one lakh each to all the three students. He also expressed sympathies with the grief-stricken families of the deceased students. On the other hand, the infuriated students ransacked the college premises and tried to set vehicles, including buses, cars and two-wheelers parked in the college on-fire.
The mishap took place when an allegedly overcrowded mini bus carrying more than 70 passengers mostly the students of the college overturned near the campus resulting in the death of three students on the spot and injuring 25 others. Police said the bus was being driven by the conductor of the bus as the driver had been seated on the bonnet of the bus. The conductor lost control over the bus as it was on overspeeding. As soon the bus overturned, the students came out of the college to help their mates.
They asked a senior officer of the college passing through the site of the accident to help rush the injured students to the nearby hospital in his car. But he is reported to refuse to oblige saying that the blood stained students would make the car dirty. The students got infuriated and started ransacking the college. They broke the window panes of the college and caused damage to the college property. Heavy police contingents rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.
The Chief Minister has directed deputy commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu to personally oversee the arrangements of the medical facilities being provided to the students who sustained serious injuries in the accident and had been admitted to the Satnam Hospital, Khambra and civil hospital here.