New Delhi, August 13: In a tragic incident, seven children of a family lost their lives when the car in which they were travelling fell into a ditch on the roadside in Panchmahal district. The mishap took place on Sunday, when the driver lost control of the car on Halol-Bodeli road near Bhat village in Jambughoda city. Ten members of the family were travelling in the car.

Locals rushed to the spot as soon the car fell into the ditch. They rescued three of the ten people in the car but failed to save seven children.  “Ten people including seven children were present in the car when it fell in a drain in Panchmahal. Seven children have died. Three people have been rescued, and are currently undergoing treatment,”Inspector AB Devdha said.

All the deceased belonged to the same family in Bodeli town and were returning after meeting a relative. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Bilal (17), Mohammad Rouf (14), Mohammad Sajid (13), Asina Banu (11), Mohammad Tahir (11) and Mohammad Yusuf (7) and Gul Afroz (13 ) officials said, adding, “A case was registered in connection with the incident.”