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Wreckage: The mangled remains of a sports utility vehicle that was involved in an accident on Kanakapura road, near Bangalore, on Thursday.
Wreckage: The mangled remains of a sports utility vehicle that was involved in an accident on Kanakapura road, near Bangalore, on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

A lorry rammed a mini-truck and a sports utility vehicle

Bangalore: Eight persons were killed and 11 injured in a road accident involving three vehicles at Kanakapura in the early hours of Thursday.

According to the police, a lorry going to Kanakapura from Bangalore rammed a mini-truck and a sports utility vehicle (SUV) coming towards the city on Kanakapura Road around 2 a.m.

Killed on the spot

In the impact, Basavaraj (23), driver of the SUV, Murali (18), Shivakumar (19) and Lingappa (21), occupants of the sports utility vehicle, and Gowdappa (24), Marappa (50), Mallappa (45) and Reddappa (12), occupants of the mini-truck, were killed on the spot.

Those travelling in the mini-truck were labourers from Surpur and Sedam taluks of Gulbarga district, residing in slums in ISRO Layout in Bangalore.

They were returning from work, the police said.

Admitted to hospital

Some of the injured were admitted to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and some to the Sanjay Gandhi Accident Hospital and Research Institute.

The injured include Ningappa (21), Devappa (19), Piddappa (29), Peddappa (19), Mudukappa (22), Manappa (20), Shekhar (27), Siddappa (18), Solappa (50), Yellappa (22) and Krishna (50).

Six people were in the sports utility vehicle and 16 in the mini-truck, the police added.

The police said that the driver of the truck had fled the spot after abandoning the vehicle.

A case had been registered in connection with the accident, the polcie added.

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