10 pilgrims killed, 30 injured as tractor overturns in UP

At least 10 pilgrims were killed and 30 others injured when a tractor trolley they were travelling in turned turtle, police said.

Published: 08th August 2016 01:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 02:00 AM   |  A+A-


SAHARANPUR: At least 10 pilgrims were killed and 30 others injured today when a tractor trolley they were travelling in turned turtle here, police said.

The incident occurred when the vehicle, carrying over 40 pilgrims including women and children, was heading towards village Sultanpur from Sahajva area here, they said.

They were going to participate in a religious programme when they met with the accident. Ten pilgrims were crushed to death on the spot while 30 injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.

District Magistrate Pavan Kumar and Senior Superintendent of Police Pradip Kumar Yadav reached the hospitals and assured them all possible help.

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