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."
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— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2021
(With PTI Inputs)
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