Sirsa (Haryana): Seven Dera Sacha Sauda followers
were killed and 35 injured in a head-on collision between
their mini-truck and a tractor-trolley laden with cotton near
here, police said on Wednesday.
All the sect followers were returning to Muktsar in
Punjab after attending a religious congregation in Sirsa, the
headquarters of the Dera, when the accident took place near
village Chormar, 35-km from here, last night.
The injured were admitted to hospital, the police said
adding the dead were identified as Baldev, Jarnail Singh,
Tarsem, Amarjit Kaur, Palwinder Kaur, Harminder Kaur and
Jaswinder Kaur, the last two teenagers.
A case had been registered against the tractor driver who
who fled from the scene after the accident.
The bodies had been handed over to the bereaved families
after autopsy at Dabwali Civil Hospital, the police said.