AT least 27 individuals, primarily ladies and youngsters, are lifeless after their trailer overturned and plunged right into a pond in a horror crash in India.
One other 20 had been rushed to hospital when the tractor they had been travelling on misplaced management and toppled into a roadside pond.
The group of 40 adults and youngsters had been visiting a temple in Uttar Pradesh when tragedy struck.
The passengers – who got here from the identical village – had been rushed to a hospital in close by Bheetergaon.
Chilling footage confirmed locals dashing to retrieve survivors and the lifeless from the pond in pitch darkness.
At one level, kids had been seen being carried within the arms of volunteers.
The tractor misplaced the management when it was getting back from Chandrika Devi temple in Unnao.
It is understood the group visited the temple to attend a “mundan” ceremony, which is the act of shaving a child’s first hair on the pinnacle, in response to Hindustan Times.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the lack of reside.
Modi had introduced households of the deceased would obtain £2,200 in compensation every.
“Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My ideas are with all those that have misplaced their close to and pricey ones. Prayers with the injured,” Modi tweeted.
“The native administration is offering all attainable help to the affected.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has known as on locals to not use tractors to move individuals.
“The street accident in Kanpur district could be very heart-wrenching,” he mentioned.
“The District Justice of the Peace and different senior officers have been directed to succeed in the spot instantly and conduct reduction and rescue operations on a struggle footing and make preparations for correct remedy of the injured.”
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.