Six of family killed in Belgaum car crash

Six of family killed in Belgaum car crash

Six persons of a family, including two children, were killed and a woman seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling rammed a parked lorry on National Highway 4 near Mahanteshnagar in Belgaum on Monday.

The deceased have been identified as Jeenappa Suttur, his wife Gouravva, 55, their sons Chandrashekar, 36, and Ravi, 40, and their grandchildren Yukti Arun Sattur and Vaibhav Sarapure. Anuradha Chandrashekhar Sattur, 32, the couple’s daughter-in-law, suffered grievous injuries and has been admitted to the KLE Hospital in Belgaum. The family resides at Sadhunavar Estate.

According to police, the family was returning from a pilgrimage near Nippani. Chandrashekar, who was driving the car, lost control over it as he was speeding.

The car hit a boulder next to the highway and subsequently rammed a stationary truck. The accident occurred at around 5 pm. While Jeenappa, Gouravva, Chandrashekahar and Ravi were killed on the spot, Vaibhav and Yukti succumbed to injuries on the way to the district hospital. Anuradha was later shifted to the KLE Hospital.

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