11 pilgrims sustain injuries after vehicle collides with truck

Thursday, 23 MAY 2024 | PNS | NEW TEHRI

A vehicle carrying 11 pilgrims collided with a truck at Bagwan in Kirtinagar area on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway around 5:30 AM on Wednesday. The injured include pilgrims belonging to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad and Rishikesh who were on their way to Char Dham pilgrimage, as per the officials. They informed that a truck was plying at high speed from Rishikesh towards Srinagar when it collided with the vehicle going from Srinagar to Rishikesh in front of Akanksha Hotel in Bagwan. Both vehicles collided so hard that the front portion of the truck was completely wrecked. The 11 people also sustained serious injuries who were retrieved from the vehicle with the help of locals and the police and were admitted to Srikot Hospital in Srinagar. The officials said that their condition was stable. The investigation regarding the accident is ongoing, they added.

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