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Rajasthan: 6 children killed, 21 injured as tractor trolley overturns

The victims were on their way to a mass marriage ceremony

jaipur Updated: May 07, 2017 15:48 IST
Suresh Foujdar
Suresh Foujdar
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Mass marriage,Road accident,Tractor trolley overturns
Injured undergoing treatment at Sawai Madhopur district hospital(HT Photo )

Six children were killed and 21 people sustained injuries when the tractor trolley in which they were going to a marriage ceremony overturned in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district on Saturday night.

Additional superintendent of police of Sawai Madhopur Dashrath Singh said many residents, including children, of Daulatpur village were on their way to attend a mass marriage programme of Bairwa community at Khanpur village, when the trolley overturned near Kushalipura village.

The police official said the trolley turned turtle after driver lost control of the vehicle.

The injured were rushed to the Sawai Madhopur district hospital. Three critically injured were later shifted to another hospital in Jaipur.

Among the injured was a groom, Vijay Bairwa.

Bodies were handed over to their families after postmortem on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as Priyanka (15), Shiwani (8) Hashina (5) Vishakha (3) Bhavna (8),Manish (12).

First Published: May 07, 2017 14:26 IST