A road accident involving a speeding bus claimed 7 lives. The over speeding bus lost control and hit a tree which instantly claimed 5 lives and left 20 injured and 2 others died later.
The accident occurred in near Nawanshahr village of Khatkar Kalan. The bus driver immediately fled the scene and a man hunt is underway.
The bus has been identified as a Punjab road ways bus. The eyewitnesses say the impact was so loud they heard it from a far distance. The incident is one of the many which happen in Punjab due to poor roads. Most of the deaths in Punjab are related to high accident rates.
The bus was traveling from Chandigarh to Jalandhar, the bus driver was going at speed of 110KM per hour.