5 killed, 17 injured as bus rams into lorry in Karnataka

Five persons were killed and 17 injured when a private bus rammed into a stationary lorry near here in the wee hours today, police said.

The mishap occurred near Bankapura, about 48 km from here, on the Bangalore-Pune Express Highway, they said while adding that all the victims were passengers of the bus.
Four of the deceased, including two women, hailed from Tumkur, while the other was from Bangalore, police said.

Three persons died on the spot while the other two succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital.

Of the 17 injured, who have been hospitalised, the condition of one was serious, police said.

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