Ambulance washed away by flood waters
An ambulance with four members of a family in it was washed away by the flood waters of Koel river in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district in the early hours on Wednesday, official sources said.
The four members comprised a paralysed school teacher and three others.
Another family member and the ambulance driver had a miraculous escape since they had disembarked from the vehicle to push it after its engine had stopped while crossing a bridge.
The six persons were on their way to Ranchi from Chainpur of Daltongunj in Palamau district in the ambulance, Superintendent of Police Karthik S said.
The vehicle developed a snag on the Sithoya bridge over Koel river, the SP said. This happened around 2.30 am today.
The vehicle's driver and the teacher's son-in-law got down to push the vehicle and restart its engine. The river water was already overflowing. The water level increased further and washed the vehicle away with four members of the family in it, Deputy commissioner of Police Vinod Kumar said. A policeman noticed the incident and immediately informed the district administration.