A district police official said that the accident occurred near Sukhasan village in Saharsa. Most of the victims were women.

"About 40 people were returning on a tractor-trolley to their village after visiting a temple during the ongoing Durga Puja," the official said.

Unconfirmed reports said that 15 people died. All the injured were admitted to a government hospital. The district administration has launched rescue and relief operations, officials said.


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