One person was killed and at last 15 were injured when a tempo hit a motorcycle on the Chintpurni road near Manguwal, 15 kilometres from here, before rolling down a 70 feet deep ditch on Sunday.
The tempo was carrying pilgrims from a religious place in Himachal Pradesh. Locals and police rushed the injured to a hospital.
The tempo was hired by pilgrims from Ludhiana for to and fro journey. The injured said the driver was drunk and just a few minutes before the accident, he had asked another person to drive.
Motorcyclist Hardip Singh, 24, of Jagraon died on the spot while the pillion rider Chand Singh, also of Jagraon, sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to a hospital. They were returning from Chintpurni.
Two of the injured tempo occupants were referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
Police have registered a case against the tempo driver.