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11 Killed In Karnataka Road Accident, PM Modi Expresses Grief

The accident took place when the mini bus, which was heading towards Goa collided head-on with a tipper.

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11 Killed In Karnataka Road Accident, PM Modi Expresses Grief
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11 Killed In Karnataka Road Accident, PM Modi Expresses Grief
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2021-01-15T16:47:02+05:30

In an unfortunate road mishap on Friday, eleven people including nine women lost their lives near Itigatti cross in Karnataka's Dharwad district, when their mini bus collided head-on with a tipper, a senior police official said.

"Most of them were residents of the district headquarters town of Davanagere, and they were on their way to Goa," Dharwad (Rural) Superintendent of Police, P Krishnakant told PTI.

The accident took place when the mini bus , which was heading towards Goa  collided head-on with a tipper.

"Eleven people, including the driver, were killed and nine injured", Krishnakant said.

At least three of those injured are said to be in a serious condition, police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the loss of lives in the accident.

Posting a condolence message from the prime minister, the PMO tweeted, "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: PM @narendramodi."

 (With PTI Inputs)


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