Nine killed in Uttar Pradesh accident

Nine people were killed and 20 injured early Saturday when a tractor trolley carrying over 40 people returning from pre-marriage function was hit by a speeding mini-truck in Uttar Pradesh`s Mainpuri district, police said.

Lucknow: Nine people were killed and 20 injured early Saturday when a tractor trolley carrying over 40 people returning from pre-marriage function was hit by a speeding mini-truck in Uttar Pradesh`s Mainpuri district, police said.

The accident took place along the Etawah-Ferozabad highway in Karhal area on the outskirts of Mainpuri, about 300 km from here.

"While seven people died on the spot, two breathed their last while being treated in a hospital. All injured are undergoing medical treatment. The condition of five is stated to be critical," police inspector Tilakpal Singh told reporters.
"According to eyewitnesses, the mini-truck spun out of control and rammed into the tractor-trolley. At the time of accident, there were over 40 people in the tractor trolley," he said.

According to police, the people in the tractor-trolley were returning to their village in Erawah after participating in a `tilak` ceremony at Jafarpur village in Firozabad district.

IANS

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