8 killed, 4 injured as car falls into rivulet

8 killed, 4 injured as car falls into rivulet

Eight people, including six women, were killed and four others injured when their SUV fell into a rivulet in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, police said today.

The mishap took place near Korkoma village under Balco Nagar police station limits when the victims were returning after attending the last rites of a relative in Narayanpur area of neighbouring Jashpur district late last night, Korba Superintendent of Police Ratanlal Dangi said.

While their car was crossing Bulsihdih nullah bridge, the driver, who was reportedly in an inebriated state, lost control over the vehicle following which the SUV plunged into the rivulet after breaking the railings, he said.

A police team along with medical aid rushed to the spot on getting news of the accident.
Those killed were identified as - Bhagat, Sagar, Amrautin Bai, Shabina Markam, Sukwara Bai, Ramayan Bai, Laxmin and Sonkunwar -  who hailed from Pathharripara, Naktikhar and Kudri villages of Korba.

The four others injured, including the driver, were admitted to the district hospital here, the SP said.

A case has been registered in this connection, he said, adding that the victims' kin will be provided ex-gratia as per government policies.

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