Chhattarpur (MP): Eight persons including five women were killed and six others injured on Thursday when the vehicle in which they were travelling, fell in a deep gorge here, police said.

The victims belonged to the Tevtha and the Kakroda villages of Vidisha district and were on their way to Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh for the Kumbh Mela there.

The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control on NH-86 near a culvert under the jurisdiction of Gulganj police station in Chhattarpur district and fell in the gorge, police said.

The deceased were identified as Julfa Bai, Kapoori Bai, Chanda Bai, Ram Pyari, Bhuri Bai, Babu Lal, Narayan Singh and Phool Singh, police said.

The injured were admitted to Chhattarpur and Bada Malhera government hospitals, police added.


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