The car was carrying eight passengers and was heading from Satwari towards Bahadurpur in Arnia. Police sources said the vehicle fell into the canal around 12:10 a.m. while crossing a small bridge in Marallian near Miran Sahib. Police said the canal was flooded due to the rains, which made rescue operations difficult.
The deceased were identified as Surjeet Kumari (52), her husband Kewal Krishan (60), Paranshi (two months old) and Manshi (two years old). The four family members who survived the accident were identified as Ganesh kumar, who was driving the vehicle, his wife Kanchana, Kumari Menu and his son Sushant.