Ten people, including nine members of a family, died after a car in which they were travelling in fell into a canal at Makera area in Mathura this morning, police said. The accident occurred at the Mathura-Jajampatti road. The victims hailed from Bareilly. The driver of the car was also killed in the accident.
The vehicle carrying pilgrims from Mehandipur Balaji temple lost control and fell into the Makera canal, SP (rural) Aditya Shukla was quoted as saying by PTI.
Eight bodies have been fished out. Efforts are on to trace the remaining bodies, he said.
"A rescue team has been deployed at the site but the locals are refusing to send the bodies for post-mortem as they want senior officials to come and assure that a small bridge over the canal would be widened as there have been many accidents in the past," a police official was quoted as saying by IANS.