At least 25 people fear drowned in K'taka

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Hassan, Karnataka, May 29 (UNI) About 25 people, including women and children, were feared drowned when a lorry carrying 50 members of a marriage party plunged into a tank on the outskirts of Agrahara Village near Konanur town in this district this afternoon.

Police said that the lorry skidded off the tank bund road and fell into the water killing at least half of those who were travelling in it.

The victims who met the watery grave were proceeding in the lorry to take food, which was arranged some distance away from where the marriage ceremoney was held.

Senior police and district officials had rushed to the spot and supervising the rescue operations.

Services from the Fire brigade had been sought from this city.


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