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4 pilgrims killed as tree falls on vehicle

Hisar : Four pilgrims were killed and 20 others injured, some of the seriously, when a tree fell on a vehicle carrying them near village Kohli on the Agroha-Adampur road, the police said here today.

Police said a canter carrying 50 pilgrims was on its way from Sangrur in Punjab to Gogameri, a place of religious importance, in Rajasthan. When it reached near Kohli village, a tree fell on the vehicle, killing four pilgrims on the spot yesterday.

Out of the four deceased, three were identified as Naresh (28) of village Israna (Panipat), Sheela (15) and Ankit (16) of Faral village in Jind district.

All the injured were admitted to Adampur Civil Hospital and Agroha Medical College. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical.

A case has been registered by the police in connection with the mishap.

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