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Karnataka road accident: 9 pilgrims dead and 10 injured after head-on collision of tempo, milk van in Hassan district

Hassan: At least 9 people died and 10 people injured in an accident involving a head-on collision between a Tempo traveller vehicle and a KMF milk vehicle near Gandhinagar in Arsikere taluka while returning home after visiting Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Hasanamba temples.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Hassan: At least 9 people died and 10 people injured in an accident involving a head-on collision between a Tempo traveller vehicle and a KMF milk vehicle near Gandhinagar in Arsikere taluka while returning home after visiting Dharmasthala, Subramanya, Hasanamba temples.

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According to the report, a Karnataka Transport bus going towards Shivamogga rammed a tempo of a passenger vehicle. At the same time, the control of the tempo was lost due to this collision and it collided with a milk tanker coming from the opposite side. In such a situation, the tempo was crushed from both sides and 9 people have died in this painful accident.

Expressing grief over the incident, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai tweeted, “Sad to know that 9 people died in a horrific road accident at Arsikere in Hassan district yesterday. May the departed souls rest in peace. Adequate compensation will be given to the families of the deceased and arrangements will be made for proper treatment of the injured.

According to the information, 6 people died on the spot, while three died on the way to the hospital. The most painful thing is that in the death toll of 9 people, 4 are children. All of them were returning after having darshan from religious places.

Another 10 people have also been badly injured in this accident, who are being treated at the local hospital in Hassan. Apart from this, top officials of the administration reached the spot and assured to provide all possible help to the victims.

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