Three die in accident

Staff Correspondent

HASSAN: Three persons died on the spot and 10 others were injured when the tempo trax in which they were travelling rammed into a parked lorry loaded with timber on Gandsi-Tiptur Road near Chindenahalli border under Gandsi Police limits in Arsikere taluk on early Saturday morning.

The victims were residents of Guruvapura village in Huliyar Hobli, Chikkanaikanahalli Taluk in Tumkur district. They were on their way to their village from Madikeri where they had gone to witness the Dasara festival after touring Mysore. Police sources told The Hindu that the accident occurred because the driver drove rashly and negligently. Those who died were identified as C. Anjanappa, Guruprasad and Pandurangaiah.

The injured were admitted in Government Hospital in Tiptur.

Driver flees

The driver fled the scene after the accident. Gandsi police have registered a case and investigations are on.

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