Karnataka: 11 dead after tempo collides with truck in Dharwad

According to the police, the passengers hailed from Davangere and were on their way to attend a family function in Goa.

As many as eleven people were killed and six others were injured in a road accident near Itigatti village of Karnataka’s Dharwad district on Friday.

The victims include ten women and a driver after a tempo collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road in North Karnataka. The injured people were later admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the police, the passengers hailed from Davangere and were on their way to attend a family function in Goa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident. “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Further details are awaited.

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