Balrampur, Chhattisgarh: As per police reports, around eight people died while 16 others were injured in a road accident in Balrampur district’s Amera Village on Friday.

The pickup van wherein several people were traveling met with an accident in Amera village of Balrampur district on Friday, leaving behind 8 dead whereas 16 severely injured.

Soon after the incident, police rushed to the spot to carry out rescue operations.

“Seven people died on spot. One was brought dead to a hospital. On being asked, passengers have told us that the driver was drunk. We are investigating if he had consumed alcohol,” Additional SP Surguja said while speaking to media persons here.

The injured are being treated at Ambikapur district hospital. An FIR has been registered in the case.

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