Warkari killed, 22 hurt as truck hits tractor in Satara
   Date :20-Jun-2022

Warkari killed 
 
 
PUNE, 
A ‘warkari’, devotee of Lord Vitthal, was killed and 22 others were injured after a vegetable-laden tempo rammed into their tractor-trolley on Pune-Bengaluru highway in Maharashtra’s Satara district on Sunday, police said.
The warkaris from Kolhapur were on their way to Pune to join the annual ‘palkhi’ procession, as part of the ‘wari’ tradition under which the ‘padukas’ (holy footwear) of saints Tukaram and Dnyaneshwar are taken to Pandharpur in Solapur district.
The accident took place around 3 am near Shirval village, when 43 warkaris were on their way to Alandi in neighbouring Pune, the police said At least 23 ‘warkaris’ suffered injuries and were rushed to a hospital, where one of them succumbed during treatment, the official said.