A tractor trolley carrying around 40 villagers to a goddess temple in Ratangarh village of Datia district turned turtle in Shivpuri district on Sunday morning killing eight persons and hurting at least 30 others.
The deceased included a six-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman Rajkumari. The injured, some of whom are critical, have been hospitalized in Shivpuri.
The Shivpuri district administration, has announced an immediate Rs 13,000 financial assistance to the kin of each of the deceased, district collector Rajiv Chandra Dubey said.
According to Shivpuri police sources, the accident happened early in the morning near Davra village under Dinara police station area (350 km from Bhopal), when the tractor trolley carrying around 40 villagers from Khaniyadana (Shivpuri) overturned possibly due to the driver taking a nap.
All eight passengers who died in the mishap were killed on the spot. Besides, the 6-year-old boy and the 40-year-old woman, the six other deceased have been identified as Ravindra Prajapati (18), Maniram Prajapati (50), Rabudi Prajapati (30), Manoj Prajapati (25), Harnam Prajapati (30) and Bhagwan Singh (55).
All the passengers from Khaniyadana were on way to offer prayers at Ratangarh goddess temple in adjoining Datia district.