Eight killed in lorry-MUV collision near Kalaburagi

Eight killed in lorry-MUV collision near Kalaburagi

Eight people, including two children and four women, were killed on the spot in a head-on collision between a lorry and multi-utility vehicle (Cruiser) near Doginala in Aland taluk on Tuesday. Fourteen people were injured in the accident.

The victims are Gajabai Ingale, 59, Swapnil Dogale, 4, Krishna Ingale, 4, Phoolchand Dharme, 52, Varsha Dogale, 28, Sanjay Ingale, 34, Kanthabai Ingale and Sagajabai Aland, both 55. All of them were residents of Panchamahal, Paadoli and Kanagara villages in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra.

As many as 22 people were travelling in the Cruiser and were on their way to the Dattatreya temple in Devala Ganagapura in Afzalpur taluk from Panchamahal, to take part in the Guru Poornima celebrations when the accident occurred. The lorry was on its way to Aland from Kalaburagi, said Superintendent of Police N Shashikumar. Among the 14 injured, five have been admitted to the district hospital for treatment, while nine others have been admitted to private hospitals in Aland. The condition of two is said to be critical. District incharge Minister Sharanprakash Patil visited the district hospital and enquired about the condition of the injured.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said doctors had been directed to provide proper treatment to the injured. The government will also foot the medical bills of those who have been admitted to private hospitals. Since the victims and the injured are from Maharashtra, a decision on giving compensation will be taken as per law, he added.

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