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Chhattisgarh: 10 of a family die in tragic road accident on Kanker National Highway

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A Bolero collided with a truck in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district, resulting in the death of at least 10 family members on the spot. The accident also left several others injured, including a child who has been rushed to a nearby hospital. The collision occurred on Kanker National Highway near Jagatra.

The ill-fated family was traveling from Soram to Markatola when the accident took place. The collision between the truck and the Bolero was so severe that 10 members of the family died on the spot, while a child sustained severe injuries, an India Today report stated.

According to Jitendra Kumar Yadav, SP Balod, “10 were killed and one child was seriously injured after a truck and car collided near Jagatra in Balod district. The injured has been referred to Raipur for better treatment. The search for the driver of the truck is underway.”

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of lives in the tragic accident. He also wished for the speedy recovery of the injured girl-child.

The Purur police arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred, and the bodies were sent to a hospital for postmortem. The police have also registered an FIR in connection with the accident.


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