** In corruption-driven economy one can't punish big loan defaulters ** Late Casemiro strike sends Brazil into last 16 ** Girls outshine boys total pass rate 87.44 per cent ** Water transport workers call off strike over pay hike ** Ayat murder: Accused again put on 7-day remand ** 87.44 percent pass SSC, equivalent exams ** Black smokes billow from the flame as a fire broke out at a shoe market godown at Bhoirab in Kishoreganj on Sunday. NN photo ** Strike paralyses waterways across Bangladesh ** A ball goes past the Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (right) as Morocco's Romain Saiss (centre) and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi block his view from an offside position during the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha of Qatar on Sunday. Agency photo ** FIFA World Cup 2022: Messi leads Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico ** Road crash leaves 3 dead in Chattogram ** PM officially announces completion of Karnaphuli Tunnel’s south side ** Workplaces are still not safe for women ** 10 killed in apartment fire in northwest China's Xinjiang ** Richarlison's second-half brace give Brazil 2-0 win over Serbia ** Son, Suarez subdued in Uruguay-Korea stalemate ** Raising retail power tariff: 3 more distribution companies submit proposals ** 6 hurt in three-wheeler crash on Mayor Hanif Flyover ** FIFA World Cup 2022: Young Spain rout experienced Costa Rica 7-0 ** Japan stun Germany with late strikes at World Cup ** Hundreds of vehicles get clogged with heavy traffic congestion in city’s Tejgaon area on Saturday. NN photo ** Japan stun Germany 2 goals in 8 minutes ** Bangladesh arrests man tied to death-row militants’ escape ** Traffic alert: Dhaka commuters urged to avoid Airport-Uttara route from tomorrow till Sunday morning ** A man dries up fishes at Bakolia area of Chattagram city on Tuesday ahead of imminent winter. NN photo **

26 killed as tractor trailer carrying pilgrims crashes in India

03 October 2022
26 killed as tractor trailer carrying pilgrims crashes in India

A tractor pulling a trolley packed with religious pilgrims in India overturned and plunged into a pond, killing 26 and seriously injuring 16, officials said Sunday.
The trailer was carrying around 50 people, mostly women and children, when the incident happened in Kanpur in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, senior local official Sudheer Kumar said.
"Twenty-six people died in the incident," Kumar said. Traffic accidents are frequent in India with more than 150,000 people killed last year, or over 400 per day, according to official statistics which are likely an underestimate.
People being transported on tractor trailers is also common, particularly in rural areas, on often poorly maintained roads where there is scant regard for safety and traffic regulations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences after the latest incident which happened as the tractor was on its way back from a Hindu temple. "Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap took place in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones and prayers with the injured," Modi tweeted.

Add Rate