7 killed, 48 injured in bus-lorry collision

7 killed, 48 injured in bus-lorry collision

Among the seven, five died on the spot and the other two died at the hospital.
The dead are - physical education teacher of National Academy School of Hiriyur, Shridhar (33) from Jadekunte village, Veerupaksha (35), a worker from Surya Lodge in Hartikote village, a hotel worker from Hartikote village, Shrinivas (34), Mamatha (14) from Anesidri village, Kariyappa (45), also from Anesidri village and Shruthi (21) from Belagere village. The identity of the lorry cleaner, who was also killed in the accident, is yet to be ascertained.

Seriously injured

Lakshmi (16) from Gollahalli, studying in Government PU College from Chitradurga and Nagamma from Yaraballi village are seriously injured. As many as 48 people have been injured. Among them, 35 were shifted to the district hospital after administering the first aid, the police said.

According to eye witness Gangadharappa from Nayakanahatti village, the accident occurred due to negligence of the bus driver. The driver, in order to overtake the lorry ahead of him, did not see oncoming lorry. The left portion of the bus has been completely smashed.

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