Eight killed, six injured in Madhya Pradesh road accident

May 13th, 2008 - 2:28 am ICT by admin  

Bhopal, May 12 (IANS) At least eight people, including a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and his wife, were killed and six injured when a dumper in which they were travelling overturned in Maharajpur locality of Sagar district Monday, the police said. The dumper carrying ‘gitti’ (gravel-sized stones) was going from Maharajpur to Damoh when some people boarded it. After travelling a few kilometres, it overturned while negotiating a turn.

“Eight people, including three women, were killed on the spot while six were seriously injured. The injured have been admitted to Rehali Hospital where the condition of four of them is reported to be critical. The dead include a BSF jawan Devendra and his wife Kalpana,” said Sagar Additional Police Superintendent Tilak Singh.

The police have registered a case against the owner of the dumper and its driver who is absconding, the police said.

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