At least 12 pilgrims, five of them women, were killed and 22 others injured when a speeding container ran over them on the New Delhi-Kolkata NH 2 in Bihar's Aurangabad district early Friday.
Five kanwarias were killed and over 36 injured Monday when an oil tanker rammed into a tractor trolley carrying them in Uttar Pradesh`s Lakhimpur district, police said.
Three `kanwarias` or Shiva devotees were killed Tuesday when a truck in which they were travelling overturned in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Family members of 20 `kanwarias` from Gurgaon are annoyed with Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda for allegedly not keeping his word on paying Rs.2 lakh each from his funds for the pilgrims` deaths in a road accident in 2010.
A record 40 lakh kanwarias - devotees of Lord Shiva visited the holy city of Haridwar as part of the ongoing Kanwar Mela.
Kanwarias, the devotees of Lord Shiva, have started descending on holy towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh for the annual Kanwar mela.
Hundreds of Kanwarias, the orange-robed devotees of Lord Shiva, on Saturday went berserk after a car mowed down one man and injured four fellow pilgrims here, police said.
The Delhi-Haridwar National Highway will be closed for traffic for 10 days
beginning Tuesday to facilitate smooth movement of `kanwarias`.
At least six kanwarias were killed and 25 injured when a speeding bus hit their tractor-trolley in Uttar Pradesh`s Bijnor district early Friday.
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