Raipur: As many as 11 occupants of an ambulance, including six children among others, had a close shave when naxals opened fire at the vehicle in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, sources said on Friday.

The ambulance carrying the children from Chintagupha to Dorpanal village for emergency medical treatment came under attack from the ultras on Wednesday. However, due to the presence of mind by the driver of the ambulance a likely tragedy was prevented, they said.

All the eleven occupants, including two doctors, a woman, six children and a medical assistant safely reached Dornapal village, police said.

In another incident in Simelvada village in Chintagufa police limits on same day, a group of 50 Maoists opened indiscriminatory fire on a team of security personnel, killing two women labourers working in the police camp construction site.

(Agencies)