Four pilgrims killed in Uttar PradeshJanuary 27th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) At least four pilgrims were killed and 10 injured when a truck in which they were travelling turned turtle in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday, police said.The accident took place early Tuesday morning in Khaakupur locality of Jaunpur district, about 150 km from here.
“Owing to dense fog, the driver could not see the truck coming from the opposite direction and suddenly swerved, after which the vehicle overturned, killing four people on the spot,” police inspector M.R. Dugtal told IANS on phone.
He said of the 10 injured, the condition of three is said to be critical. The injured were being treated at a district hospital in Jaunpur.
The pilgrims were returning from Allahabad where they participated in a ‘Mauni Amawasya’ festival. Thousands of devotees took a dip in the Ganga Monday.