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15 BJP supporters killed in mishap

At least 15 people were killed and 39 seriously injured on Monday when the truck carrying them to BJP election rally at Nerwa fell into a gorge, 110 kms from Shimla.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2003 11:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI

At least 15 people were on Monday killed and 39 seriously injured when the truck carrying them to an election rally fell into a gorge at a place 110 kms from here, police said.

The accident occurred at Hadau near Nerwa in Shimla district, they said.

The injured have been admitted to a hospital here.

The victims were the supporters of BJP whose rally was scheduled at Nerwa on Monday, sources said.

First Published: Feb 24, 2003 18:51 IST