10 dead, many injured in three accidents in State

10 dead, many injured in three accidents in State

Ten people were killed and several injured in three separate incidents in the State.
Five members of a family were killed on the spot and nine persons were injured when a Tempo Traveller rammed into a lorry parked on National Highway 50 near Mydaneri cross in Yelburga taluk (Koppal district) late on Wednesday night.

The deceased have been identified as Madina (50), her son Tayyeb (14), tempo driver Raju (50), Younus (42) and Munna (42), all from Maharashtra. Munna and Younus are sons of Madina’s uncle.

The family, hailing from Ahmadnagar in Maharashtra, had come to Mysuru to attend a marriage ceremony. The accident occurred while they were returning home.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Bagalkot district hospital and the Ilkal hospital. Four of the injured have been shifted to Maharashtra for treatment by their relatives.

The lorry with a Gujarat registration number and had broken down. A case has been registered at the Bevoor police station.

Four persons were killed on the spot and five injured when a NEKRTC bus rammed into a lorry loaded with cement bags and parked on the roadside on the Bengaluru-Ballari national highway at Hirehalli in Chitradurga district at midnight on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Sabaiah (20) of Gudihaal in Manvi taluk, Raichur district, Ashok (30) from Sindhanur (Raichur district), Veerabhadrappa (45) from Gonal village of Sindhanur taluk and Mallappa (35) of Manvi town.

The injured have been identified as Khansab, Nandeesh, Sundar, Ramesh and Moulasab, who are being treated at the Challakere and Chitradurga hospitals. The bus was on its way from Manvi to Bengaluru when the accident took place. The driver of the bus is absconding. A case has been registered at Thalaku police station.

Bus plunges into river
A passenger was killed and 38 others suffered injuries when a KSRTC bus fell into a river near Maddur in Mandya district on Thursday.

The deceased is M Ramakrishna, 47, of Hebberalu village in Maddur taluk. The injured persons, including driver Virupaksha and conductor Govind, have been shifted to Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) after the first aid at a hospital in Maddur.

The bus was on its way to Shravanabelogola in Hassan district from Bengaluru. The mishap happened at 2.40 pm at Shimsha bridge, located between Shivapura and Somanahalli here.

“When the bus was nearing the bridge, the driver bent down to pick up the water bottle and lost control over the wheels. The bus hit the parapet of the bridge and fell into the river,” a passenger said. The bus fell from a height of approximately 40 feet.

After first aid, 10 passengers who sustained severe injuries were shifted to Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences. Police and fire personnel lifted the bus from the river using a crane.


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