Tumkur, Karnataka, Oct 25 : Eight people were killed on the spot and two critically injured in two separate road accidents that took place in the district, here.
Police said on Friday five people were killed and one person injured when their car dashed against a parked Tractor at Hosakere village in Kunigal Taluk on Thursday evening.
The deceased were identified as Kiran (24), Madhu (24), Mohan (22), Rajanna (25) and Rangaswamy (58), all residents of Kallahalli. Venkatesh, who sustained injuries, is battling for life in a hospital, the police added. The accident occurred when the victims were returning after visiting their relative at Adichunchanagiri Hospital and Research Centre in Nagamangala taluk on Thursday night.
In another incident, three persons from Tamil Nadu were killed and one was injured when their truck was hit by another near Jogihalli Village in Sira Taluk on National Highway-48 in the district.
The victims were identified as Maddayan (42), Gunasekaran (40) and Sanmugam (45). They had parked the vehicle near a petrol pump at Jogihalli after unloading logs at Yelahanka when the driver of another truck passing through the stretch lost control of the vehicle which hit the parked one.(UNI)