Six killed in road accident

Staff Correspondent

TUMKUR: Six persons were killed in an accident at Kibbanahalli Cross, near here, on the Bangalore-Honnavar national highway, on Monday.

The accident occurred when a lorry hit the multi-utility vehicle in which they were travelling. The driver of the lorry was trying to overtake the other vehicle, the police said. Five women and the driver of the vehicle died on the spot.

Five women

The police gave their names as Rangamma (60); Prema (28); Nagaratna (30); Magala (40); Uma (25); and Kumar (32).

The ten persons who were injured have been admitted to the General Hospital here. "All of them are out of danger," doctors said.

The occupants of the multi-utility vehicle were all residents of Halnur in Tumkur taluk.

They were returning home after a three-day pilgrimage, the police said. A case has been registered.

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