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Saharanpur: 10 pilgrims killed, 30 injured as tractor overturns

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 August 2016, 8:19 IST

At least 10 pilgrims were killed and 30 others injured on 8 August when a tractor trolley they were travelling in turned turtle in Saharanpur, 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.

More details awaited

-PTI

First published: 8 August 2016, 8:19 IST
 
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