At least 7 persons died and 50 injured after two mini-trucks collided near Panniwala village in Sirsa on Monday night.
One of the two trucks was carrying pilgrims from Fazilka in Punjab. The pilgrims were returning from Goga Medi. The other truck carried pilgrims from Fatehgarh Sahib. They were going near Bhadra (Rajasthan) where an annual fair is held.
The accident occurred around 11:30 pm. Six people died on spot including a woman. The injured were taken to a nearby government hospital in Sirsa. Among the injured two persons were in critical condition and they were referred to a private hospital. During the treatment one of them was died.
Vijay Kakkar, Sirsa Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters) stated that the condition of the pilgrims were stable now. He also told to media that rash driving was the reason for the fatal accident. Most victims belonged to Fatehgarh Sahib and Fazilka towns in Punjab.