Nine persons were killed and three seriously injured when a Scorpio vehicle rammed into a container on Thursday morning in the Etmadpur area here. Police said eight died on the spot, while the ninth succumbed to injuries in the S.N. Medical College emergency ward. The registration number of the SUV is of Jharkhand and the deceased are yet to be identified. The bodies have been sent for post mortem and further investigations are on, police said.