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Kanpur road accident: Sarh police station in-charge suspended for laxity
Kanpur: After 26 people were killed in a road accident in Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday suspended the station in-charge of Sarh police station for negligence.
Sarh police station in-charge Anand Kumar was suspended due to a delay in rushing the police force at the accident spot.
"After getting the information, we immediately reached the spot. The injured have been sent to the hospital. 26 people have died. The station in-charge has been suspended for negligence. The investigation is on. If anyone else's fault is found, action will be taken," said TS Singh, Superintendant of Police, Outer Kanpur.
The death toll in the Kanpur road accident in Uttar Pradesh, where a tractor trolley carrying pilgrims overturned, rose to 26 on Saturday.
The incident took place in the Ghatampur area of Kanpur district on late Saturday evening.
The tractor trolley carrying devotees was returning from Unnao. Following the accident, the police arrived at the spot and started the rescue operation along with the locals.
The injured were sent to the community health centre immediately for treatment. Five injured have been referred to Kanpur Hallet Hospital.
"A total of 26 people have lost their lives and others are injured. The pilgrims were returning from Chandika Devi temple in Fatehpura. The injured people have been sent to Hallet hospital. The investigation is underway. Rescue work has been completed," said Vishak G Iyer, District Magistrate, Kanpur.
Further details into the matter are awaited.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next kin of each of the deceased while the injured would be given Rs 50,000, said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
"Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. Prayers with the injured. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected," tweeted the PMO. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the senior officers have been instructed to reach the spot immediately.
"The road accident in Kanpur district is very heart-wrenching. The District Magistrate and other senior officers have been directed to reach the spot immediately and conduct relief and rescue operations on a war footing and make arrangements for proper treatment of the injured. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured," tweeted CM Yogi.
"The loss of life in this accident is very sad. My condolences are with the bereaved family. Praying to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed souls a place at his feet and the families of the dead to bear this unfathomable loss," he added. (ANI)