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Groom, 8 others killed as ‘Wedding car’ falls into Chambal river in Rajasthan’s Kota

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: As many as nine people lost their life after in Rajasthan’s Kota on Sunday (February 20, 2022) after the car they were riding fell into the Chambal river. The group, which included a groom, was heading to Ujjain for the wedding.

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Senior police officer said that he received information about the incident around 7.50 am, following which a rescue operation was launched.

“The marriage procession was going to Ujjain, the bus went ahead and the car lost its way. It came on Chhoti Puliya where it went out of control and fell into the river. Seven dead bodies were recovered from the car and two were recovered from the river in rescue operations,” said Kesar Singh Shekhawat, SP City, Kota.

The local police and district administration, after getting information about the incident, started relief and rescue operations. The bodies have been sent to the hospital for post-mortem. The authorities said that the car was pulled out with the help of a crane.

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