Dharamsala (HP): Three women were killed and 40 other pilgrims injured on Sunday when a truck they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge near Kunal-Pathari, police sources said.

The truck was ferrying about 80 pilgrims to Kot-Kwalo temple when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp curve and the vehicle fell into the gorge nearly 10 kms from here, police said.

Arpana (18), Madhu (22) and Rano (28) were killed on the spot.

The 30 seriously injured were admitted to the hospital and a case has been registered, police said.