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Uttar Pradesh: 24 dead after tractor trolley falls in pond in Kasganj, PM announces compensation

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Updated on: February 24, 2024 20:27 IST
15 dead after tractor-trolley falls in pond in Uttar
Image Source : INDIA TV 15 dead after tractor-trolley falls in pond in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj

Kasganj: At least 24 people, including seven children, died when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned and fell into a pond in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district on Saturday morning, police said.

They said 15-20 people were injured in the accident that took place on the Patiyali-Dariyavganj road under the Patiyali police station area when the occupants of the tractor-trolley were going to take a bath in the Ganga river.

Inspector General, Aligarh Range, Shalabh Mathur, told PTI, “The tractor-trolley overturned and fell into the 7-8-foot-deep pond while the tractor driver was trying to overtake another vehicle. Fifteen people — seven children and eight women — died in the accident. Around 15-20 people were injured and have been hospitalised.” “The tractor-trolley was coming from Jaithara in Etah district. I am going to the spot with the divisional commissioner (of Aligarh),” he said.

Mathur said the bodies will be handed over to the families of the deceased after conducting a post-mortem examination. He said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

CM Yogi announces compensation

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 each for those injured in the accident. He also condoled the death of those involved in the accident and instructed authorities to provide medical treatment to the injured. 

“The loss of lives in a road accident in Kasganj district is extremely heart-wrenching. My condolences are with the bereaved families. District administration officials have been instructed to provide proper free treatment to all the injured. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to grant peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured.”

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