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Karnataka: 10 dead after Innova collides with bus near Mysuru

At least 10 people were killed after an innova car collided with a private bus near Mysuru on Monday.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2023 21:08 IST
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Karnataka: At least 10 people were killed after a collision between an Innova car and a private bus took place at T Narasimhapura near Mysuru.

According to police, there were 11 people including 2 children in the car. The collision was so severe that the car was completely damaged in which 10 people have died.

According to police, the deceased were returning to Mysuru after visiting Male Mahadeshwara Hill.

Preliminary investigation shows that both car and the private bus drivers were driving at a high speed, resulting in the tragedy. The deceased were identified as Sujatha (40), Sandeep (23), Manjunath (35), Poornima (30), Gayathri (28), Aditya, Basava, Kotresh (45), Pavan (10) and Karthik (8).

The deceased belonged to the same family and hailed from Sanganakallu village in Ballary district. Superintendent of Police Seema Latkar stated that the driver of Innova lost balance and collided with the bus. The condition of two others, who are yet to be identified, is critical.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expressed grief over the incident. He also announced Rs 2 lakh compensation each for the family of the deceased. Those who were injured will be provided treatment.

State Sugarcane Growers' Association President Kuruburu Shantakumar stated that the accident took place due to negligence of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). The authorities have not done jungle cutting beside the road. As a result, the drivers were not able to see the opposite vehicles resulting in such a tragic incident.

"NHAI should take the responsibility for the incident," he alleged.

(With inputs from IANS)

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