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Indian killed, 13 injured in accident in Nepal

The accident in Triveni Village Council took place when the tractor was heading towards Trivenidham on the occasion of Hindu festival Maghe Aunshi for taking holy dip.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 20:28 IST
Press Trust of India, Kathmandu
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The driver of the vehicle died on the spot and 13 others sustained injuries as the tractor overturned, according to the police.(PTI File Photo)

A tractor carrying Indian pilgrims met with an accident in Nepal’s Nawalparasi district on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 13 others.

The accident in Triveni Village Council took place when the tractor was heading towards Trivenidham on the occasion of Hindu festival Maghe Aunshi for taking holy dip.

The driver of the vehicle died on the spot and 13 others sustained injuries as the tractor overturned, according to the police.

The injured pilgrims have been taken to a local health centre for treatment.

All the people in the tractor were from Gorakhpur, India.

Thousands of pilgrims have come to Trivenighat Tuesday to worship at the temple.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 20:27 IST