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.
AdvertisementFour 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.
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AdvertisementA case has been registered and the bus driver arrested, police said. (With PTI inputs)