Over two dozen people were killed in Uttar Pradesh on Holi, despite heavy security taken by the administration,said police.
Five people were killed in road accidents in Lucknow and nine died in an accident in Bulandshahr. The remaining were killed during fight or drunk driving.
Most of the deaths in road accidents were result of over speed, careless and drunk driving, said the police. Gang wars related to rival issues also led to some deaths in central and western regions of Uttar Pradesh,
As many as 252 people were injured in road accidents on Holi. A majority of the injured people suffered head injuries, fractures and open wounds, an officer said.
Most of the accident case was taken to the trauma centre in Lucknow. The neurology department was full of patients with head injuries due to riding without wearing helmet. The Ortho wards were also occupied in the city. However, the Director General of Police headquarters in the state has put the toll at 14.