The deceased were identified as Mahesh Sharma, his wife Deepika, Poonam, Hardik, Ritik, Rohan, Khushbu, Himanshi and Surbhi, besides the driver. Officials have reached the spot and a crane was pressed into service to fish out the car from the canal.
All the deceased died due to drowning. However, local villagers, who tried to save the people but failed, fished out all the bodies. Later, the villagers protested over the bad condition of road, due to which the accident occurred. They were also agitated over late coming of police on the spot.(UNI)