At least 26 pilgrims, most of them ladies and youngsters, have been killed and greater than 20 severely injured when a tractor trolley overturned and fell right into a pond in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district on Saturday, officers mentioned.
The tractor, with 50 individuals on board, was coming back from Chandrika Devi temple in Unnao when the tragedy struck close to Ghatampur space in Kanpur.
The injured have been moved to a neighborhood hospital and the police and locals have been concerned in rescue operations. In horrific scenes, individuals with naked palms have been seen retrieving our bodies from the pond.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish and introduced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh every for the households who’ve misplaced a member within the accident. The injured will likely be given a monetary help of Rs 50,000 every.
Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My ideas are with all those that have misplaced their close to and pricey ones. (*26*) with the injured. The native administration is offering all attainable help to the affected: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 1, 2022
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too mourned the lack of lives and despatched senior ministers Rakesh Sachan and Ajit Pal to the location to supervise the relief-and-rescue measures.
Soon after the incident, he additionally appealed to individuals to not use a tractor-trolley for transport. A tractor-trolley needs to be used for agricultural work and to switch items, he confused. He is personally monitoring the rescue operation, a authorities spokesperson mentioned in Lucknow.