3 die as school van, jeep collide

3 die as school van, jeep collide

Three persons were killed and four injured in a head-on collision between a jeep and a school van on Raichur-Gangavati Road near here on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as jeep driver Ganganagowda, 35, Siraj, 45, and Bashasab Doddamani, 60.  Rasool Sab, Basavaraj Saler, Babusab and Basavaraj Badiger sustained injuries and have been admitted to the government hospital.

All of them are from Ramdurg in Deodurg taluk in the district. A few children in the school van sustained minor injuries. Ganganagowda and six others had come to attend a Ganesha immersion procession at Gorebala camp for which oxen owned by Gangagowda were hired.

They were on their way back when the accident occurred, said the Balaganur police, who have registered a case.

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