Nine killed in Chhattisgarh road accident

February 12th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 12 (IANS) As many as nine people, including two children, were killed Thursday when the van they were travelling in fell into a canal in Chhattisgarh, police said.
The incident took place in Korba district’s Sonpuri village, some 225 km north of here.

The superintendent of police of Korba district, Ratanlal Dangi said the driver lost control when a cyclist came in front of the vehicle.

“In a bid to save the cyclist, the driver lost control and the vehicle fell into a canal killing nine out of the total 18 people who were in the vehicle,” Dangi told IANS.

He added that the driver and two others managed to swim across. Six injured are admitted to a private hospital.

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