Seven killed, 21 injured in accident

Raipur: Seven persons, including two children, were killed and 21 others injured when a vehicle carrying them overturned at Rakhi village here, police said Monday.

The incident occurred last night when the driver of the van, carrying 30 passengers, lost control and overturned, district police officials said.

The victims were returning after attending a function at Abhanpur near here, they said.

The injured driver was in an inebriated state and a case has been registered against him, police said.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the kin of those killed in the mishap.