India: Road Accident Leaves 27 Dead

Road Accident

27 People were Killed

Up to 27 people were killed when a tractor towing a trolley full of pilgrims returning from a shrine in India flipped over and fell into a pond, according to Indian media. 

Another 22 individuals were hurt in the tragedy in the city of Kanpur in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, according to The Times of India. 

Lower Mortality Figures

Various news outlets reported slightly lower mortality figures. 

According to reports, the tractor-trolley was transporting Hindu pilgrims home from the Chandrika Devi temple. 

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Modi’s Statement

In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sympathy. 

“Distressed by the Kanpur tractor-trolley accident. My prayers are with the injured, and my thoughts are with everyone who lost a loved one,” Modi stated. 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

According to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, tractors pulling huge carts should only be used to convey farm commodities and freight, not people. 

“The road accident in the Kanpur district is quite heartbreaking.”

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