Sambalpur, Odisha: 7 dead, 2 injured after car falls into canal

7 dead, 2 injured after car falls into canal in Odisha.

At least seven persons died in an accident when a car fell into a canal in Sambalpur District on Friday.
As many as 14 persons were present in the car when the incident took place around 2:00 am on Friday. They were returning after attending a marriage function. At 02:30 am Sambalpur Police and Administration received the information about the accident. The officials rushed to the spot.
According to Pravash Dansena, Sub Collector of Sambalpur, “Last night they were returning to their destination after attending the wedding function, near the canal they met with an accident, how the accident occurred will be revealed after an investigation.”
He confirmed that seven persons were killed in the accident, one was rescued, and two were injured.
“They were returning from a wedding reception when their vehicle crashed into the canal, killing six people and informing us of another death.” The corpses will be sent for post-mortem examination. “All of the men in the vehicle are between the ages of 20 and 30,” said Ramdas Panda, a social worker.
He added that the driver of the car died during the rescue and that the car drowned in the canal.
Further details awaited.

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