Lucknow: Eleven devotees were killed and at least 40 were injured when a speeding DCM Toyota lost control and went into a 30 feet deep gorge in Etawah district on Saturday evening.
The SSP Brijesh Kumar Singh said that police rushed to the spot and began the rescue operations with the help of the locals. Eleven people were killed and over 40 were injured in the accident, he added.
A DCM Toyota carrying about 60 devotees were going to Lakhna Devi temple. The driver of the vehicle could not control the wheels due to high speed and the vehicle overturned into a gorge near Badpura area under Kasaua Panchayat in Etawah.
Eleven devotees were crushed to death under the vehicle while 40 other sustained injuries. They were rushed to the hospital. The SSP said that they were taking details from the survivors to identify those died in the accident.
The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of 11 devotees in the accident. The CM has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to family members of those killed. He has also issued directives to provide free treatment of those injured.
The Union Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled the death of devotees in the accident.