Karnataka, Jan 15: Eleven people died and another seven were injured in India’s southwestern state of Karnataka after a mini-bus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Friday morning.
Apart from the male driver, the other 10 dead passengers in the accident that happened at Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road, 430 km from Bengaluru were all women.
The injured have been admitted to the hospital and five of them are in a critical situation, the local police said.
The passengers were heading to a family function in the neighboring state of Goa.
The 32-km by-pass road of Hubballi-Dharwad, where the accident took place, witnessed a traffic snarl after the accident, which was cleared by the police after the vehicles involved in the mishap were removed.
The by-pass is a single lane highway that connects Mumbai with the southern metro city of Chennai, 347 km from Bengaluru.