Ballia (UP): 41 pilgrims were on Mobday killed
when a tractor-trolley in which they were travelling
overturned in a waterlogged ditch in Nagra area of the
The incident occurred this morning when the tractor
trolley carrying around 60 pilgrims to Sati Mata Temple in the
district turned turtle near Gauapar village, police said.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital, they said.
Expressing grief over the loss of lives, UP Chief Minister
Mayawati announced a compensation of Rs one lakh for family
members of each of the deceased, Rs 50,000 each for the
seriously injured and Rs 25,000 each for the others injured in
She directed officials to ensure free medical aid to the