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10 killed as SUV collides with truck in Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Ten people were killed and four others injured Sunday when their SUV collided with a truck in Chhattisgarh's district, police said.

The accident took place in the early hours on Rajnandgaon-road when the victims, most of them from one family, were returning after offering prayers at the in Dongargarh town during the ongoing Navratri festival, a local police told

As per preliminary information, when the of the sports utility vehicle (SUV) tried to overtake another vehicle, it collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction near Somni village, around 55 km from here, he said.

Nine people travelling in the SUV died on the spot while another person succumbed to injuries while being taken to a local hospital, the said.

A police team rushed to the spot and admitted an injured child to a hospital in Rajnandgaon while three other people were shifted to a hospital in Bhilai town, he said, adding the victims hailed from Bhilai in district.

Efforts were on to trace the truck who fled the spot leaving his vehicle there, the added.

The Rajanandgaon-four lane road is part of the connecting Mumbai-Kolkata via and

One way of the road has been closed for vehicles between Anjora village bypass in Durg and Rajnanadgaon town for nine days of the Navratri festival to ensure smooth movement of pilgrims who go on foot to the Maa Bamleshwari Temple.

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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 11:05 IST