Nine pilgrims who were part of a group of 250 were mowed down by a speeding truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district on Friday.
Police said, the deceased were walking bare foot and were on their way to the temple of ‘Purnagiri’, which is located close to the Nepal border.
The mini-truck coming from Sitarganj ran over 30 pilgrims, killing nine and injuring at least 21, who have been admitted to nearby medical facilities, where condition of five is stated to be critical.
Along with the district authorities, Army is also aiding in the rescue and relief operations
The family members of all the nine deceased have been informed of the tragedy.