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23 Hindu devotees die in northern India after a farm tractor overturns and falls into a pond

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with Hindu devotees has overturned and fallen into a pond in northern India, killing at least 23 people, including eight children. Police say the wagon was carrying around 40 devotees on their way to take a ritual bath in the Ganges River when it veered off the road in Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday. At least nine injured are being treated in hospitals. Authorities have banned tractor-pulled wagons from transporting passengers, but the order is generally flouted in rural India. India has some of the highest road death rates in the world.

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