New Delhi: In yet another tragic incident on Himachal roads, six pilgrims on Friday were killed and four others were injured after a car in which they were riding turned turtle en route to Manimahesh in Chamba.
The victims were going to the Manimahesh lake in the Bharmour Valley, sacred to Lord Shiva.
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 Bagwan in Kangra district.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Vir Bahadur said that the driver probably lost control over the vehicle while allowing a bus coming from the opposite side to pass. The jeep skidded off the road and fell into the gorge.
The injured were admitted to a hospital in Chamba town.
Just two days ago, five persons including two women and two children, were killed after their car fell into a gorge near Nerwa in Shimla district.
Last week, four persons were killed after a car skidded off the roadway and fell 150m down from a cliff in Mandi.