Sirsi: 4 of a family from Mangaluru among 5 persons killed in bus-car collision

03:03 PM Dec 08, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

In a tragic turn of events, five persons were killed after the car they were travelling in collided with a state-owned bus at Bandal village in Sirsi Taluk of Uttara Kannada district on Friday, police said.


Four of them died on the spot while the other succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital where he was rushed for treatment, a senior police officer said.

The deceased have been identified as Ramakrishnarao Raburao (71), Vidyalakshmi (67), Pushpa Mohanrao (62) And Suhas Ganeshrao (30),  and driver of the car Aravind 945) from Chennai. The victims hailed from the coastal town of Mangaluru. Four of them belonged to the same family, while the fifth was their friend.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus was en route from Hubballi in north Karnataka to Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district.

”Prima facie, it appears that one of the vehicles involved in the accident was over-speeding. The car was badly damaged and the windshield of the bus also broke due to the impact of the accident. Some of those travelling in the bus also sustained minor injuries,” the police officer said.


A case has been registered and the bus driver arrested, police said.

(With PTI inputs)


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