Seven persons were killed in different road accidents in Bagalkot and Raichur districts on Thursday.

Four persons died and two others were grievously injured when their SUV rammed a stationary lorry on NH 50 near Hosur Cross in Bagalkot taluk.

The police identified the dead as Shantakumar, Niranjankumar, Mohammad Pasha Shaikh, and Murtujsab Dodmani. The two injured were shifted to a private hospital in Bagalkot. The police said the victims were working in a mining company in Sandur taluk of Bellary district.

The police said the accident occurred when the victims were returning to Sandur after attending a wedding at Sindagi town in Bijapur district. The Bagalkot Rural police station has registered the case.

Raichur mishap

Three of the five persons travelling in a car were killed when their vehicle collided with a lorry at a blind curve near Valmiki Math at Golapalli village on Lingsugur-Hutti road on Thursday.

The dead have been identified as Husainsab Naganur, Raju Lakshman Pawar, and Lakshman Kendhuli of Ilkal town in Bagalkot district. The other two who were critically injured and admitted to Lingsugur government hospital are Sourabh and Jagannath.

“It is learnt that they were musicians and were going to give a performance in Gulbarga when their car collided with the lorry,” Mr. Murali said. Husainsab was a well-known singer of Dasara kritis.

“Apparently, it was the carelessness of the car driver that led to the accident,” M.N. Nagaraj, Superintendent of Police, told this correspondent after visiting the spot.

A case has been registered.

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