Three `kanwarias` die in accident in Lucknow

Three `kanwarias` or Shiva devotees were killed Tuesday when a truck in which they were travelling overturned in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Lucknow: Three `kanwarias` or Shiva devotees were killed Tuesday when a truck in which they were travelling overturned in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Seventeen others were injured in the accident in Muzaffarnagar and admitted to a medical facility. Other furious kanwarias briefly disrupted traffic in the area.
An official told IANS that the truck was speeding. While negotiating a bend, the driver apparently hit a divider after losing control of the vehicle. 
Thousands of `kanwarias` walk barefoot or hitch rides on vehicles to fetch water from the Ganga in Haridwar. This is used for worship in Shiva temples in their area.

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