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Nine of marriage party killed as car falls off bridge

The wreckage of a van that fell off a bridge in Bhubneshwar on Saturday. Nine persons died in the accident. — PTI

The wreckage of a van that fell off a bridge in Bhubneshwar on Saturday. Nine persons died in the accident. — PTI  

Staff Reporter

BHUBANESWAR: Nine persons, including three children, were killed when the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged into a canal at Sishupalgarh near Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning. Two girls, however, had a miraculous escape.

The accident occurred when the van carrying 11 members of a marriage party were returning to their village Jhint Sasan.

The van hit the boundary wall of the bridge and fell 15 feet below into water.

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