Updated April 20th, 2024 at 11:23 IST

4 Dead, 23 Injured as Truck Hits Tractor-Trolley in UP's Mainpuri

The incident occurred around 4:30 am on Saturday in the Bhogaon police station area NH34, near Dwarkapuri cut.

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4 Dead, Several Injured as Truck Hits Tractor-Trolley in UP's Mainpuri | Image:PTI
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Mainpuri: At least four people were killed and some 23 others sustained injuries after a tractor-trolley parked on the side of a road was hit by a truck.

The incident occurred around 4:30 am on Saturday in the Bhogaon police station area NH34, near Dwarkapuri cut.

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According to police, Virendra Singh, a resident of Kunwarpur, along with 20 to 25 relatives of his son-in-law Bharat Singh had set out in a tractor with a trolley.

Vinod Kumar, Mainpuri SP, told ANI, And while returning from the programme at around 4:30 am... A truck hit the tractor from behind which resulted in the overturning of trolley. The trolley had women, as well as children. Several people were injured and three women died on the spot. One woman died after being brought to the hospital. Around 23 people were injured, out of whom 11 have been admitted to the district hospital for treatment. Some people had minor injuries."

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The official added that the truck had been seized from the spot and all the injured people were sent to the hospital for treatment.

Explaining what happened, Vinod said that the tractor-trolley was parked on the side of the road to fix the tractor's light. Later, the truck coming from behind hit the trolley, because of which the trolley and tractor separated. The trolley overturned, causing the deaths of three women on the spot.

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The incident caught Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's attention who took cognizance of the road accident in Mainpuri and expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased.

He later directed the district administration officials to provide proper treatment. CM Yogi also wished for the speedy recovery of the wounded.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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Published April 20th, 2024 at 10:24 IST