Chandigarh: At least nine people were killed on Sunday after the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck in Amritsar in Punjab, police said.
The incident took place in the wee hours today on the Gurdaspur-Amritsar highway near village Boparai, the report said.
At least seven others were injured in the accident and were rushed to hospitals in Amritsar, which is 250 km from capital city Chandigarh, police officials said.
The victims were travelling to Amritsar to visit Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines.
The vehicle was clearly overloaded, added the officials.