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Vehicle ploughs into wedding procession, injures 22 in C'garh

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At least 22 people were injured, nine of them grievously, after a vehicle carrying the groom rammed into his wedding in Chhattisgarhs district, police said today.

The incident took place on Saturday night when relatives of the groom Milan Chandra, a resident of Churtela village, were proceeding for a wedding ritual, called chulmati, on the Dabhra-Kharsia road under station area, of Police said.

Dabhra is located around 75 kms away from town, which itself is about 200 kms away from capital Raipur.

Police said that the of the sports utility vehicle lost control, pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, and ploughed into a crowd of people who were part of the

The accident left at least 22 people, including women and children, injured, police said, adding that nine of them had been shifted to district hospital in a serious condition.

A case had been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and a search was on for the who fled the scene, he added.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:50 IST