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Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Five lecturers and two students of a private engineering college were killed in an accident between their institute’s bus and a truck in Haryana, police said on Tuesday.
Nineteen people, mostly students, were injured in the accident which took place on the Saha-Shahzadpur road in Ambala district, 55 km from here.
All the victims were from the SRM Institute of Engineering and Technology in Ambala district.
Police said there were nearly 30 people in the bus when the accident occurred.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij and senior officials visited the hospitals in Ambala where 14 of the injured were admitted.
Five of those critically injured were rushed to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.
The truck driver fled from the spot, leaving his vehicle behind.