Road accident
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At least four persons were killed and another was injured when the car they were travelling in fell into a canal in Sri Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab, police said on Sunday.

While Palwinder Singh survived the accident with serious injuries, his wife and two children along with his friend died on the spot. Palwinder has been admitted to a hospital.

The deceased were identified as Sarbjit Kaur, 32, daughter Gaganpreet Kaur, 6, son Jashanpreet Singh, 4 and a family friend Nirmal Singh, 36, PTI reported.

The incident occurred while Palwinder's family and friend were on their way to Attri village. The body of the deceased and the injured person was rescued by passerby and labourers.

Earlier this month, at least 15 people were killed and more than 20 suffered injuries when a private bus rammed into a tree in Punjab's Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, according to an IANS report.