New Delhi: Ten people were killed after a tractor-trolley they were travelling in lost balance and fell into a pond in Lucknow’s Itaunja on Monday.
“A tractor-trolley on its way to a temple got disbalanced and fell into a pond in Itaunja. As many as 37 people have been rescued and are safe. 10 people were declared dead at the hospital,” said Laxmi Singh, IG Lucknow Range.
Uttar Pradesh | A tractor’s trolley got disbalanced and overturned in a pond in Itaunja. They were going to a temple. SDRF team rushed to the spot. 37 people rescued and are healthy. 10 people were declared dead at the hospital: Laxmi Singh, IG Lucknow Range pic.twitter.com/ZJFQZ4smhk
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The people were travelling to the temple for a mundan’ ceremony, District Magistrate (Lucknow) Surya Pal Gangwar said.
Eight women and two children were killed in the accident, he said.
An ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each is being extended to the family of the deceased.
One of the injured with serious injuries has been admitted to the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) hospital while others undergoing treatment in the Community Health Centre in Itaunja are said to be out of danger, the DM said.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team which was called to assist in the search operations is still present at the spot to ensure that nobody is trapped in the pond, he said.
Investigations are on to find out the reasons behind the accident and feedback is also being taken from the eyewitnesses, he said.
Police and administration are on alert to ensure that large numbers of people do not travel especially on narrow roads as this increases the risk of accidents, he said, adding they are also requesting people in this regard.
The DM along with senior district officials and police officials rushed to the spot and instructed the officials to ensure all possible help to the victims.
He also met the victims admitted in the CHC Itaunja and enquired about their condition.
With inputs from agencies
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