7 pilgrims crushed to death in Ayodhya

Ayodhya :  At least seven pilgrims were crushed to death and 12 others injured when an uncontrolled truck crushed them in Ayodhya Kotwali police station area of Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district today. Superintendent of Police (City) Sankalp Sharma said the accident occurred near Saket petrol pump where the pilgrims, who have come to attend the Sawan mela, were sleeping on the road side. The deceased includes four male and three women. All the deceased were reported to be from Kanpur. The incident occurred at around 0300 hrs. However, the truck could not be traced. Mr Sharma said that the injured have been admitted to hospital where condition of some of them was stated to be critical.

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