9 dead as vehicle falls into river in India's Bihar state

9 dead as vehicle falls into river in India
# 23 April 2021 17:16 (UTC +04:00)

As many as nine people, including four women and three children, died in India's eastern state of Bihar Friday when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into a river, confirmed a local public representative, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The nine bodies and the ill-fated vehicle were recovered from the river with the help of relief and rescue teams. The accident occurred at around 07:30 hours in the day in Danapur area, near the state's capital city of Patna.

The victims were returning from a wedding ceremony when their vehicle fell into the river Ganga.

The driver and two other people onboard the vehicle managed to escape unhurt, said Ritlal Yadav, a local elected legislator said over phone.