20 pilgrims killed in Punjab road mishap
At least 20 people were killed and over 30 others were injured when a speeding truck skidded off the road and plunged into a 100 feet gorge in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab on Thursday, said police.
According to the police, a group of pilgrims were returning from Chintpurni, one of the Shakti Peethas in India.
The Chintpurni shakti peeth (Chhinnamastika shakti peeth) is located in Una district Himachal Pradesh, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of Punjab.
The injured people have been hospitalized Hoshiarpur.
(Posted on 10-10-2013)