Family of 5 dies in high-speed crash

Family of 5 dies in high-speed crash

KSRTC Iravata bus which met with an accident on the Nelamangala-Kunigan highway on Monday night. Acouple and their three children were killed in the accident.

A couple and their three children travelling home in an SUV on the Nelamangala-Kunigal highway died when the vehicle crashed through the road divider and rammed a KSRTC Airavat bus coming in the opposite lane.

The high-speed crash occurred near Battarahalli in Nelamangala traffic police station limits.

Elumalai (43), wife Kamala (35), their sons Kiran (14), Giridhar (12) and daughter Geetha (10) were returning from Dharmasthala Monday night. The family lived in Pantharapalya in Mysuru Road.

Police said the accident occurred at 10.50 pm. Elumalai lost control of the vehicle, which was travelling at high speed.

The speeding SUV toppled after crashed into the divider and hit the incoming KSRTC bus on the opposite lane.

All the five bodies have been retrieved and taken to Nelamangala Government hospital. Police said the bodies would be handed to the relatives after postmortem.

Bhimrao Chavan, who drove the Manipal-bound KSRTC bus, also got injured.