The incident took place yesterday night on Amritsar-Chowk Mehta road, around 250 km from Chandigarh. The victims include five women and a girl, police said.

The injured rushed to hospital. Angry people from nearby villages set the mini-bus on fire even as its driver fled from the spot.

The victims were traveling on a 'gharuka', a locally-made illegal vehicle, when the bus hit it. Police said the 'gharuka' was overloaded.

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