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8 pilgrims killed in UP road accident

Published: 27th November 2012 06:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2012 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Eight pilgrims, including 5 women and 3 children, were killed and 10 others seriously injured when their vehicle collided with a trailer near Fatehpur Chitra village here, police said today.

The incident occurred on the Badaun-Panipat road last night when the victims were going to attend the Ganga Snan Mela at Tigree area of the district, they said.

The injured were admitted to a local hospital, from where two persons with serious injuries were referred to Meerut, an official said, adding that police is probing how the trailer entered on the road that was closed for heavy vehicles.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding trailer driver, he added.

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