Crime and Accident

3 pilgrims killed in auto-van collision in UP

3 pilgrims killed in auto-van collision in UP

Mathura: Three pilgrims, returning after performing ‘parikrama’ of Goverdhan Hill, were today killed in a collision between an auto-rickshaw and a speeding van here.

The accident occurred in the wee hours, near Ading village, when the van and the auto-rickshaw, both carrying pilgrims and heading towards the railway station, were involved in a head-on collision with each other, police said.

“Nine people, including both the drivers, were injured in the accident and were rushed to the district hospital,” a police official said.

“While two pilgrims were brought dead, the third succumbed to his injuries on the way to a private hospital, where he was referred to,” said Dr Mukund Bansal, who is attending the injured at the district hospital.

Among the deceased are: Kuldeep (30) and Harmohan (31), both residents of Karauli district in Rajasthan.

Kishan Singh (40), a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, succumbed to his injuries on the way to a private hospital.

“The condition of the six injured is out of danger although they haven’t been released yet,” Bansal said.

—PTI