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3 accidents claim 12 lives

Bangalore, August 26, 2013, DHNS:

Seven of a family die as MUV rams lorry near Kolar

tragedy on wheels: The Tempo that was damaged after it hit a lorry, killing seven people, near Kolar on Monday. KPN

Twelve people were killed in three accidents in the State since Sunday night.

Seven members of the same family died and 15 were injured when a Tempo (multi utility vehicle) they were travelling by rammed a lorry parked on the roadside on National Highway-4 at Lakshmisagar Gate in Kolar taluk on Monday evening.

Muniyamma, 50, Narasamma, 40, Chaitra, six, Ambika, eight, Muneendra, 23, Raju, 30 and Venkatappa, 48, all from Kalvamanjali village, are the dead.
The accident occurred when the family was returning home after striking a marriage alliance for Hanumappa, who is among those injured. He is said to be out of danger.

The injured, seven men and eight women, have been admitted to the R L Jalappa Hospital in Kolar for treatment, police said. Traffic was thrown out of gear on the national highway as a result of the accident.

Pilgrims killed

In the other incident, three pilgrims, including a woman, were killed and 23 injured when a private bus rammed a stationary truck near the checkpost on the Pune-Bangalore national highway near Nippani in Chikodi taluk of Belgaum district on Sunday midnight. Police said Bhausaheb Nanasaheb Pagare, 44, a resident of Prasad Nagar in Shirdi in Maharashtra, died on the spot.

Mangesh Anna Dushing, 24, a resident of Rajwada in Ahmednagar, and Manisha
Babasaheb Palve, 62, a resident of Kalyan in Maharashtra, succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital.

Police and rescue workers faced hardships in rescuing the injured from the vehicle and extricating the body of one person killed on the spot.

The victims were returning home after a pilgrimage to Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district. The accident occurred as the driver lost control of the bus and rammed it into a stationary truck parked by the roadside.

After primary treatment, the injured bus passengers were shifted to a hospital in Kolhapur. The Nippani police have registered a case.

Two people travelling on a two-wheeler died on the spot after they were run over by the Bangalore-Hospet passenger train at an unmanned level crossing at Chikkalli near Hirehalli in Molkalmur taluk of Chitradurga district on Monday. A case has been registered at the Chitradurga railway police station.

The deceased are Krishna Rao, 55, a pigmy collector hailing from Thalak in Challakere taluk, and Guruswamy, 28, of Chikkammanahalli village in the same taluk.


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