New Delhi: A horrible incident, as Goods vehicle falls into stream in Karnataka killing nine labourers, injuring eight others, police said. According to police, these labourers hailing from Akkatangiyara Hala village in Gokak taluk were going to Belagavi when the vehicle fell into the ‘Ballari Nala’ at Kanabaragi village in Belagavi.
On Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who was in Belagavi announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh from the state government and Rs 2 lakh from the Belagavi deputy commissioner to the family of each dead person.
A police team rushed to the spot upon getting the information and pulled out the victims from beneath the vehicle with the help of local residents. The labourers were construction workers who were going to Belagavi. The vehicle fell into the stream after the driver lost control over it. Eight people were injured in the accident and one labourer is still in critical condition.
Belagavi Police Commissioner M B Boralingaiah reached the spot to oversee rescue operations and also console the bereaved family members. The Chief Minister said the government will bear the medical expenses of the injured persons. The Chief Minister told reporters that he has ordered proper medical treatment to the injured.