Three army personnel were killed and two injured when an ambulance and a truck collided near Malout town of Muktsar district on Thursday morning.
The ambulance was headed to the army hospital in Bathinda from Abohar when the accident occurred, 35 km from Muktsar.
Police said the driver tried to avoid hitting a bull that suddenly came in front of the ambulance but collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction.
Subedar Jeetpal, naib subedar Ajit Singh and naik N Pandiya died on the spot, while driver BS Pal and rifleman Devander Singh were admitted to the army hospital in Bathinda with serious injuries.
The victims were initially rushed to a Malout hospital, where three of them were declared brought dead.
A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304-A (causing death by negligence) was registered.