|Early Times Report|
Jalandhar, July 11: Five of a Jammu-based family was killed on Thursday when the car they were travelling in collided with an SUV near Pachranga village here.
Dev Raj, Darshan Kumar and their wives Lajwanti and Rajkumaari as well as Sunil Kumar who was driving the Alto died on the spot.
The accident took place when the car driver lost control over the vehicle, which jumped the median strip, crossed over to the other side and then rammed into another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
The accident occurred at around 8 am when two brothers and their wives, residents of village Chakrohi in Jammu, were coming to Jalandhar in Punjab. All the five, including driver of the ill-fated car, died on the spot.
They were residents of Chakrohi village in Suchetgarh in Jammu.
The Innova was driven by Maninderdeep Singh, who was ferrying his relative Satpal Singh and his daughter Navkiran along with her one years old daughter and they had just come from Canada to Ghorabahi village.
The deceased, all in the age group of 55-60, were identified as Dev Raj, his brother Darshan Lal and their wives Lajwanti and Raj Kumari.
Three occupants of the Innova also suffered injuries in the accident.
The impact of the collision was such that the bodies of the car occupants got stuck in the mangled vehicle and a lot of effort was made to extricate them.