Vehicle turns upside-down in Chhattisgarh; 3 died, 18 injured

Gandai-Pandaria (Chhattisgarh): 

As many as three people died while 18 other passengers sustained injuries as a vehicle returning from a marriage ceremony in Panchdewari, turned upside down near Dhodhoi Chowk in Chhattisgarh. 

“We around 20-25 people were returning from a wedding ceremony in Panchdewari when a cattle suddenly came on the road near Dhodha Chowk, resulting in the turning of the vehicle upside-down after it lost its balance,” said one of the passenger. 

Other injured persons are currently undergoing treatment of which, Sarju Tandon (21) and Raj Tandon (22) died after being referred to a district hospital, while the condition of Suraj Tandon is been reported critical.

According to the police, the mishap took place on Thursday when the driver decided to take the car off-road after spotting a cattle on the road to the village Gandai. One of the deceased, namely Bhuvan Joshi (65) died at the Gandai Community Health Centre (Gandai Samudayik Svasthya Kendra), where all the injured passengers were initially taken for treatment.

Based on Chandel’s complaint, the police have registered a case under sections 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

(With inputs from ANI)


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