Six pilgrims were killed and four injured when an overcrowded jeep rolled into a 200-feet deep gorge in Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh today, the police sources said. The Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr. Vir Bahadur said that the mishap occurred probably when driver lost control over the vehicle while giving pass to a bus coming from the opposite side.
All the victims were on their way to the Manimahesh lake in Bharmour Valley when the mishap occurred near Dughli rivulet, some 20 km from district headquarter Chamba. The deceased, all in the age group of 25 to 30 years, have been identified as Pankaj Baloria, Jaswant Singh, Abhinesh, Samsher Singh, Anil Kumar and Sonu, all residents of a village in Nagrota Surian in Kangra district. He said most of the injured were admitted to a hospital in Chamba town.