Karnal couple killed as car collides head-on with school bus

Police said the accident happened in the afternoon as the couple were returning from Karnal as a school bus was coming from Assandh after dropping off pupils. The crash was so severe that Yashwinder died instantly while Meena succumbed to her injuries in a hospital.

A 37-year-old woman and her husband were killed when their car collided head-on with a high-speed school bus near Pakka Khera Mod village on Assandh-Karnal road in Karnal district on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Meena and Yashwinder Singh, 43, residents of Bassi village in the district. Police said the incident happened in the afternoon as the couple were returning from Karnal as a school bus was coming from Assandh after dropping off students. The crash was so severe that Yashwinder died instantly while Meena succumbed to her injuries in a hospital. There were no students on the bus at that time.

Police said the school bus driver managed to flee after the crash but the bus was taken into custody. An FIR was registered under Sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (reckless driving) of the Indian Penal Code against the bus driver.

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