Kanpur Accident Live News Update: Kanpur tractor trolley death count rises to 26 people, says District Magistrate

Kanpur Accident Live News Update: At least 26 people were killed and several critically injured when a tractor-trolley overturned and fell into a pond near a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, District Magistrate Vishak G Ayyar said.Most of the victims were women and children, the DM said, adding that the toll is likely to go up.The incident occurred in the evening near Bhadeuna village located within the Saar police station limits, a senior official said.Talking to PTI over the phone, Ayyar said the death toll has gone up to 26.The tractor-trolley, carrying about 50 people, was on its way to Ghatampur after the passengers attended a "mundan" ceremony at the Chandrika Devi temple in Fatehpur, the official said.He added that more than a dozen people were killed on the spot.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have expressed grief over the incident."Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have

Kanpur Accident Live News Update: Kanpur tractor trolley death count rises to 26 people, says District Magistrate
Kanpur Accident Live News Update: At least 26 people were killed and several critically injured when a tractor-trolley overturned and fell into a pond near a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, District Magistrate Vishak G Ayyar said.Most of the victims were women and children, the DM said, adding that the toll is likely to go up.The incident occurred in the evening near Bhadeuna village located within the Saar police station limits, a senior official said.Talking to PTI over the phone, Ayyar said the death toll has gone up to 26.The tractor-trolley, carrying about 50 people, was on its way to Ghatampur after the passengers attended a "mundan" ceremony at the Chandrika Devi temple in Fatehpur, the official said.He added that more than a dozen people were killed on the spot.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have expressed grief over the incident."Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. Prayers with the injured. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected," Modi said in a tweet.An ex-gratia amount of Rs 2 lakh each would be paid to the next of kin of the deceased from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF), Modi was quoted as saying in a tweet by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).The injured would be given Rs 50,000, the prime minister said.Adityanath has sent ministers Rakesh Sachan and Ajit Pal to the accident site to speed up the rescue operation.The chief minister has also appealed to people to use tractor-trolleys only for purposes related to farming and transferring goods and not for carrying passengers, according to an official release issued in Lucknow.

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