22 people including women and children, were killed in a road accident on their way to bathe in the Ganges in India

At least 22 pilgrims were killed in a horrific road accident on their way to bathe in the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, India. Among the dead are women and children. 10 others were injured. Indian media NDTV reported this information in a report on Saturday (February 24).

At least 22 pilgrims, including women and children, died and 10 others were injured after a tractor-trolley fell into a pond in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, according to reports.

The injured pilgrims were going towards Kaderganj to take a holy bath in the river Ganga. The accident took place when the tractor-trolley carrying them fell into a pond at Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh on the way. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital for treatment, officials said.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his anger over the incident and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the victims and Rs 50,000 to the injured.

In a post on social media platform X, Yogi Adityanath said, ‘The loss of life in road accident in Kasganj district is very heartbreaking. My condolences to the bereaved family. The district administration officials have been directed to provide proper treatment to all the injured free of charge