New Delhi: At least 26 people have so far died in the Kanpur tractor-trolley accident, where a tractor trolley carrying around 50 pilgrims fell into a pond on Saturday. Most of the victims were women and children, officials said. The incident took place in the Ghatampur area of Kanpur district on late Saturday evening. The tractor trolley carrying 50 devotees, officials said, was returning from the Chandrika Devi temple in Fatehpur. Following the accident, the police rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation along with the locals. The injured were sent to the community health centre immediately for treatment. Five injured have been referred to Kanpur Hallet Hospital. “A total of 26 people have lost their lives and others are injured. The pilgrims were returning from Chandika Devi temple in Fatehpura. The injured people have been sent to Hallet hospital. The investigation is underway. Rescue work has been completed,” said Vishak G Iyer, District Magistrate, Kanpur. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next kin of each of the deceased while the injured would be given Rs 50,000, said the Prime Minister’s Office. “Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. Prayers with the injured. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected,” tweeted the PMO. Distressed by the tractor-trolley mishap in Kanpur. My thoughts are with all those who have lost their near and dear ones. Prayers with the injured. The local administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected: PM @narendramodi — PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 1, 2022 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the senior officers have been instructed to reach the spot immediately. “The road accident in Kanpur district is very heart-wrenching. The District Magistrate and other senior officers have been directed to reach the spot immediately and conduct relief and rescue operations on a war footing and make arrangements for proper treatment of the injured. Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured,” tweeted CM Yogi. मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath जी महाराज ने कानपुर में सड़क दुर्घटना में हुई जनहानि पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त किया है। महाराज जी ने वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों को तत्काल मौके पर जाकर राहत व बचाव कार्य संचालित करने तथा घायलों के उपचार की समुचित व्यवस्था करने हेतु निर्देश दिए हैं। — Yogi Adityanath Office (@myogioffice) October 2, 2022 “The loss of life in this accident is very sad. My condolences are with the bereaved family. Praying to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed souls a place at his feet and the families of the dead to bear this unfathomable loss,” he added. With inputs from Agencies Read all the Latest News , Trending News , Cricket News , Bollywood News , India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .