KORBA: A man and his two children were killed while his wife suffered critical injuries after the car in which they were travelling rammed into a tree in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.
The incident took place last night in Rajgamar area under Balco Nagar police station limits when the victims were returning after celebrating Bhaidooj festival from Ompur village, Korba City Superintendent of Police (CSP) S S Paikra said.
The deceased were identified as Roshan Kumar Rathore (32), son Arunao (5) and daughter Raghvi (1), hailing from Kusmunda area of Korba.
Roshan's wife Lata was admitted to a local hospital with serious injuries, he added.
As per the preliminary information, Roshan, a private bank employee, along with his family had gone to his in-laws' house in Ompur to celebrate Bhaidooj yesterday.
On their way back, Roshan lost control over the steering near a temple in Rajgamar area, and the vehicle crashed into a road side tree, the CSP said.
"The impact of the collision was so severe that Roshan and his two children died on the spot," he added.
After being alerted, a police team was sent to the spot and the injured and bodies of the deceased were taken to the hospital, he added.
A case has been registered in this connection, the CSP said adding that further probe is on.