9 women among 11 killed in tipper-bus collision in Karnataka

Road accident in Faridabad
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Dharwad: Eleven people including nine women were killed in a road accident near Itigatti cross on the city outskirts on Friday, a senior police official said

Dharwad (Rural) Superintendent of Police, P Krishnakant told PTI most of them were residents of the district headquarters town of Davanagere, and they were on their way to Goa.

The mini-bus they were travelling in collided head-on with a tipper.

"Eleven people, including the driver, were killed and nine injured", Krishnakant said.

At least three of those injured are said to be in a serious condition, police said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the loss of lives in the accident.

Posting a condolence message from the prime minister, the PMO tweeted, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka's Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured."

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