Two 'warkaris' (followers of Lord Vithoba) were killed and three sustained injuries after an earth-mover hit their 'dindi' (group) near Pune on Tuesday morning, police said.
The incident took place at Dive Ghat between Saswad and Pune when several palanquins of Sant Namdev were on their way to Alandi, said a Loni Kalbhor police station official.
"Several warkaris were resting at the place when an earth-mover's brakes failed and rammed into one group. Two warkaris were killed and three injured. Their identities are being ascertained," he added.
Warkari is a Marathi term meaning "one who performs the wari (pilgrimage)".
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