Five killed in road accident

A speeding lorry rammed into a cruiser parked on the NH-4 near Chikkanahalli killing five passengers on the spot and injuring four.

Police said the cruiser driver Poojari (35), passengers Anjinamma (25), Lakshmi (28), Mariyamma (55) and Basavaraju (27) died on the spot. They were all labourers from Devadurga and Manvi taluks in Raichur and were heading to Bengaluru for work.

The vehicle was parked on the road side to change a punctured tyre, when a speeding lorry rammed into the rear of the vehicle. The impact sent the cruiser spurting ten feet forward. The injured passengers Venkatesh, Ambarish, Shareef Sab and Haralaiah are being treated at the Tumakuru District Hospital. Venkatesh is said to be critical.

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