STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

11 die after truck-tempo collision near Karnataka's Dharwad

Ten women passengers and a driver of the tempo died in the accident. Six injured have been shifted to KIMS hospital. The deceased hailed from Davangere and they were heading to Goa.

Published: 15th January 2021 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2021 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

The mangled sand truck which was coming from Belagavi (Photo | Express)

The mangled sand truck which was coming from Belagavi (Photo | Express)

By Express News Service

DHARWAD: In a shocking incident, 11 persons died after their tempo collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road on Friday morning.

The accident was reported near Ittigatti cross located about 8 km from Dharwad city.

Ten women passengers and a driver of the tempo died in the accident. Six injured have been shifted to KIMS hospital. The deceased hailed from Davangere were school friends and were heading to Goa for a trip.

Police said that some of the injured are still critical and are under treatment. The bypass highway witnessed a traffic snarl after the accident.

The police cleared the traffic after the vehicles involved in the accident were removed from the highway. 

The 32 km stretch of Hubballi-Dharwad bypass is a single lane on the national highway stretching between Pune and Bengaluru. This is also the only single lane stretch between the Mumbai and Chennai industrial corridor and been witnessing accidents. 

"There is a long pending demand to widen the road but due to previous conditions between the road developer and the government the widening may happen only post 2023," said a local resident.



Comments(2)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Mahesh Burse

    When will the government wake up? This road is part of a golden quadrilateral. But even after almost 20 years of the project completion this road is still not changed to 4 lane. Don't know what reason or who's interests are behind this.
    2 months ago reply
  • Ignatius

    Very tragic
    2 months ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp