8 killed as car falls into lake in Chhattisgarh


Chhattisgarh: Eight people, including a child, lost their lives when a car they were travelling in fell into a lake. The accident occurred in the jurisdiction of the Mohbhatta police station on Thursday.

“A car carrying 8 members of a family fell into a lake, we have brought the bodies to the government hospital. We are trying to locate the members of the deceased and will hand over the bodies after post mortem on Friday,” Collector Shikha Rajput Tiwari told reporters on Thursday.

The Collector also added that the administration will provide a compensation of Rs 25,000 to the kin of the deceased.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Prashant Thakur added that bodies of three women, four men, and a child were recovered from the lake.

“Three women, four men, and a child were in the car which fell into a lake. We recovered the bodies with great difficulties. The police will help the next of kin in carrying out the formalities,” Thakur said.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)