A couple and their three children killed on the spot in a freak road accident on the Nelamangala-Kunigal highway on Monday night.
A speeding Scorpio heading towards Hassan lost control, hit the road divider and rammed to KSRTC Volvo bus coming from the opposite direction near Battarahalli in Nelamangala traffic police station limits.
The deceased has been identified as Elumalai (43), wife Kamala (35), sons, Kiran (14), Giridhar (12) and daughter Geetha 10. They are resident of Pantharapalya in Mysore Road.
Police said, the family has visited the temple in Dharmasthala and returning to city on Monday night, Elumalai was driving the car with high speed, around 10.50 pm, when he reached near Battarahalli, he lost control over his car and hit to the road divider, the vehicle toppled and hit to the KSRTC Volvo bus coming in the opposite direction.
All five died on the spot and their bodies were taken out from the vehicle and shifted to Nelamangala Government hospital. Police said that, soon after the postmortem, bodies would be handed over to their relatives.
Bhimrao Chavan driver of the KSRTC Volvo bus going towards to Manipal was also injured in the accident.