The family members were going way to Bhilai from Dongargarh after paying obeisance at Maa Bamleshwari Temple in Dongargarh
The Hush Post | 17:14 | 3-minute read
A road accident claimed lives of 10 members of a family and injured three in Rajnandgaon on Sunday. The family members were going back to Bhilai from Dongargarh after paying obeisance at Maa Bamleshwari Temple in Dongargarh.
The family was travelling in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) that collided with a truck. The accident occurred in Rajnandgaon. The family was returning to Bhilai from Dongargarh. The accident also saw three persons injured in this. Some persons rushed them to a nearby hospital for treatment, a report said.
The accident occurred in early Sunday morning on Rajnandgaon-Durg road, a local police officer said.
The SUV driver tried to overtake another vehicle and had a head-on collision with a truck coming from opposite direction. It happened near Somni village, the report said.
Shile nine family members died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital.
The police reachec the spot and admitted an injured child to a hospital in Rajnandgaon. Three other people were taken to a hospital in Bhilai town. The victims hailed from Bhilai in Durg district, the report said.
The police had initiated efforts to trace the truck driver who fled the spot leaving his vehicle there.
The Rajanandgaon-Durg four-lane road is part of the National Highway connecting Mumbai-Kolkata via Raipur and Nagpur.