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9 killed, several hurt as tractor-trolley overturned, fell in pond

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Lucknow, Sep 26: Nine people were killed when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned after it lost control and fell into a pond here on Monday, a senior district official said.

Around 45 people were travelling in the vehicle which was on their way to a temple for a 'mundan’ ceremony, District Magistrate (Lucknow) Surya Pal Gangwar said.

9 killed, several hurt as tractor-trolley overturned, fell in pond

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team has been called to assist in the rescue operations, police said.

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On hearing the noise, the locals rushed to the spot and rescued several victims trapped under the vehicle. About 10 injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital, they said, adding efforts are on to identify the deceased.

The DM instructed the concerned officials to ensure all possible help to the victims.

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