Two separate mishaps: Thirteen killed in Bellary

BELLARY: Thirteen persons were killed in two separate mishaps in the state on Tuesday. In the first incident, eight persons, who were heading to Tinthini Mouneshwar Temple, were killed in a he

Published: 08th February 2012 02:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:52 PM   |  A+A-

BELLARY: Thirteen persons were killed in two separate mishaps in the state on Tuesday. In the first incident, eight persons, who were heading to Tinthini Mouneshwar Temple, were killed in a head-on-collision between a bus and a Cruiser Trax van on the Shimoga-Hospet Highway near Ittigi village in Hoovinahadagali taluk in the early hours of Tuesday. While five died on the spot, three others breathed their last a while later. Seven of the injured were admitted to a hospital in Davanagere.

In the other accident, five youngsters who were heading towards Mailar, a religious place in the district, drowned when the coracle ferrying them capsized in the Tungabhadra river on Tuesday afternoon, at around 3 pm.

In both incidents cases have been registered, police sources said.

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