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posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:25 PM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 8:34 PM ]
ਏਤੀ  ਮਾਰ  ਪਈ ਕੁਰਲਾਣੇ  ਤੈਂ ਕੀ ਦਰਦ  ਨਾ  ਆਇਆ  !
 So much agony were they put through So much anguish did they suffer— Were you not, O God, moved..
People looking at the damaged bus that collided with a truck at Gohira village in Jalandhar on Monday. The bus was carrying schoolchildren.
        March 4, 2013 was a tragic day in the history of Jalandhar when Jalandhar's killer roads claim lives of 13 kids, most of them below the age of 10 years, when a brick laden truck travelling in the wrong lane collided head on with a school van near Jaheera and Gohir villages of Jalandhar district on Monday.

    The incident occurred when the van belonging to Akal Academy had picked up the children from nearby villages and was proceeding towards the school around 8:00 am. The truck, which was loaded with bricks, was seen travelling on the wrong side of the road rammed into the school van, which almost disintegrated on impact.
        The Jalandhar - Nakodar stretch is one of the accident prone roads in the State, where school buses have earned the notoriety of being called "yellow coffins".

May God provide courage to parents to cope with this tragedy and may little souls rest in peace.