Karnataka: At least 6 people died after a car collided with a lorry in Karnataka's Koppal district on Sunday.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced Rs 2 lakhs compensation to the kin of victims, Karnataka CMO informed.
The incident happened on the national highway near Kalkeri village.
According to initial reports, all the deceased are said to be from Vijayapura, police sources said, adding that the car was en route to Bengaluru from Vijayapura and the lorry was said to be on its way to Gujarat from Tamil Nadu.
They said the impact of the accident was such that the car has entered the lower part of the lorry's front side, in what seems to be a head-on collision.
Crane was used to remove the car, and the bodies were shifted to hospital, officials said, adding that a case has been registered.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressing grief over the accident has announced a solatium of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
(With inputs from PTI)