The trailer was carrying round 40 individuals, largely ladies and kids, in Kanpur metropolis of Uttar Pradesh province.
A farm tractor trolley carrying Hindu pilgrims overturned and fell right into a pond in Ghatampur. of north india Officers mentioned on Sunday that 26 individuals, largely ladies and kids, died in Kanpur metropolis.
Kanpur Superintendent of Police Tej Swaroop Singh mentioned round 40 individuals have been within the wagon who have been getting back from a operate at a close-by Hindu temple on Saturday night time. He mentioned a lot of the deaths have been as a consequence of drowning.
A minimum of 10 individuals have been injured within the accident that happened in Kanpur, about 100 km (60 mi) south-west of Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow. The injured have been taken to the hospital.
The reason for the crash stays beneath investigation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences.
“Distressed by the tractor-trolley accident that happened in Kanpur. My condolences to all those that have misplaced their family members and pray with the injured.
That is the second incident in Uttar Pradesh within the final week – a tractor carrying individuals overturned on Monday, killing not less than 10 individuals.
Yogi Adityanath, the highest elected official of Uttar Pradesh, discouraged using farm tractors for passenger transport.
“A tractor-trolley must be used for agricultural work and switch of products and never for motion of individuals,” he mentioned in an announcement.
Based on official figures, site visitors accidents are frequent in India, with greater than 150,000 individuals killed final yr, or greater than 400 individuals per day.