Gurdaspur, Apr 15 (PTI) At least 36 devotees were injured when a mini truck in which they were returning from a religious place today turned turtle after its tyre burst on a highway near here, police said.

The condition of four of them was stated to be serious, they said.

While all those injured in the accident, which occured near Dhandhoi village on Batala-Sri Hargobindpur link road, were admitted to civil hospital in Batala, the four seriously wounded were later referred to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar, police said.

The mini truck, carrying at least 40 devotees, was returning to nearby Dhadiala Nazara from Baba Balak Nath Shrine in Shah Talai in Himachal Pardesh.

Dr Sanjiv Bhalla, Senior Medical Officer of the civil hospital, said the devotees were given free medical treatment.

Meanwhile, Balwinder Singh Ladi, MLA Sri Hargobindpur assembly constituency visited the hospital to inquire about the condition of the injured. PTI cor VJ DKS ARC

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