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Karnataka's Killer Roads: Ten More Killed in Gadag District

Ten people, including four children, were killed and 50 others sustained injuries when the tractor they were travelling in was hit by a speeding lorry near Mevundi village in Mundaragi taluk, Gadag district, early on Wednesday.

Published: 13th February 2014 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2014 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

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Ten people, including four children, were killed and 50 others sustained injuries when the tractor they were travelling in was hit by a speeding lorry near Mevundi village in Mundaragi taluk, Gadag district, early on Wednesday.

The victims were residents of Dambal village in Gadag district and were travelling, along with a bride and groom, to attend a mass marriage ceremony at Kandagalpura village in Bellary district.

The deceased have been identified as Prajwal Kengar (2), Prashanth Kengar (6), Anjana Hadimani (5), Sudeep Hadimani (6), Renuka Holiyappa Hadimani (22), Muttappa Hadimani (26), Renuka Ningappa Hadimani (26) Revanappa Yallakkanavar (25), Hanumantappa Pujar (30) and Annapurna Pujar (35).

According to police, the accident took place when the lorry driver tried to overtake the tractor and lost control. He rammed into the tractor, which overturned and plunged into a roadside ditch. Eight people were killed on the spot, while two others died at the Gadag district hospital.

The injured are now recuperating in various hospitals in Gadag and Hubli. Twenty-six people with serious injuries have been shifted to KIMS in Hubli, of which the condition of three is said to be critical. The lorry driver is said to be absconding. Mundaragi police have registered a case.

Recent tragedies

■ February 7: Eight people killed in a tum-tum-KSRTC bus collision in Jewargi taluk

■ February 6: Seven kids killed and 40 injured when a lorry they were travelling in overturned in Dharwad district

■ February 3: Four people killed and three children injured in an autorickshaw- KSRTC bus collision on Panemangalore bridge

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