Vijayapura, Mar 22: In a gruesome road accident nine persons were killed and another six injured, three of them seriously, near Chikkasingagi village in Sindhagi taluk in Vijayapura district this morning.
According to police sources, all the victims were returning to their village in Chitapura taluk in Kalaburagi district, after a tour in Goa state. The victims have been identified as Sagar (25), Chandbasha (24), Azim (26), Ambharish (28), Shakira KK (25) Guru (32), Srinatha (30), Yunus (27) and Mangasub.
The mishap occurred when the vehicle in which they were traveling hit a Cruiser coming in the opposite direction, at the national highway 218, the sources added. The District Superintendent of Police Prakash Nikkam, visited the accident site and lent his hand in shifting the injured, the sources added. UNI