Ten pilgrims die as car falls into canal in Uttar Pradesh

Police suspect the vehicle was speeding on the narrow bridge over the canal or the driver may have dozed off at the wheel.

Published: 11th June 2017 07:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2017 07:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MATHURA: Ten people, including five women, died after the car in which they were travelling fell into the Makera canal in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh this morning, the UP police said.

Superintendent of police (rural) Aditya Shukla said the passengers were pilgrims from Bareilly returning after a visit to the Mehandipur Balaji temple in Rajasthan.

Bodies of the victims have been retrieved from the canal, Shukla said.

Police suspect the vehicle was speeding on the narrow bridge over the canal or the driver may have dozed off at the wheel.

Local people blamed the authorities for failing to widen the narrow bridge.

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