Four pilgrims from Punjab were killed and 25 injured when an overloaded truck in which they were traveling were overturned at Maidi in Amb Sub-Division of Una District. They were on their way back from a popular Dera Baba Vadbhag Singh shrine. Most of the devotees belonged to Tarn Taran district.
Injured have been admitted to the district hospital at Una and the cause of the accident is yet be ascertained.
According to the police, the truck was converted into a double-decker by fitting wooden planks (which is illegal) to accommodate more passengers.
Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh have condoled the death of pilgrims. The Governor and Chief Minister have prayed to the almighty to give peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families to bear this loss. They have also wished speedy recovery to the injured of the accident.
Virbhadra Singh has directed the District Administration to provide all possible assistance to the injured.
Industries and Information & Public Relations Minister Mukesh Agnihotri has also expressed deep grief over the incident. He has expressed his deep sympathies to the family members of those who died in the accident and wished speedy recovery to the injured.