Karnataka: 4 dead in bus-car collision in Belagavi | Hubballi News – Times of India


BELAGAVI: Four persons including three women died on spot in a head on bus-car collision at Chachadi – Gontamara cross in Savadatti taluk in Belagavi district on Sunday.
The car that crushed into the KSRTC bus traveling from Belagavi towards Yaragatti had to be removed using a crane.
A few passengers onboard public transport were also injured and coincidentally, Mines and geology minister Murugesh Nirani who was travelling to Mudhol via Belagavi made arrangements for an ambulance to carry the injured to the hospital. He spoke to panic-stricken passengers and assured further help. The minister is scheduled to reach Yadgir district before Jan 26 to attend the Republic Day parade.
Vaso-Belagavi-Ilkal KSRTC bus collided with i 20 (sports edition). The car was travelling from Yaragatti to Belagavi. All the four who were inside the car died on the spot. The deceased have been identified as Laxmi, Prasad, Ankita and Deepa. All are residents of Sahyadrinagar, Belagavi, said Belagavi SP, Laxman Nimbaragi.
Murugod police said the accident occurred at around 4 pm in the evening. On receiving information, police rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation. A crane was brought to pull out the car from inside the bus and necessary arrangements were made to send the injured to the hospital. The police have registered the case and reason for the accident is yet to be established.
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