Bus collides with a van near Tumkur, 16 killed

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Bangalore, Jun 28: Sixteen people were killed on the spot and 12 injured when a Tempo Trax in which they were travelling collided with a KSRTC bus near Siddartha Medical College on the Honnavar-Bangalore National Highway on Monday, Jun 27.

The victims who were killed in the accident were mostly labourers and vegetable vendors, hailing from places in and around Gubbi and were on their way to Tumkur.

The bus was on its way to Shimoga from Tumkur. The driver of the Tempo Trax was driving the vehicle on the wrong side of the road and was talking on his mobile phone when the incident occurred.

The commercial transport vehicle was completely damaged due to the impact of the collision.

The deceased included Tempo Trax driver Sudhir (32) of Heggare, conductor Sugganahalli Shivanna (45) from Sugganahalli in Magadi taluk, Somashekhar (23), a vegetable vendor from Kadehalli in Turuvekere taluk, Jayalakshmamma (35) of Subhash Nagar in Gubbi, Lakshmamma (30) from Somlapura, Hanumantha Raju (28), a vegetable vendor from Tyagatur, Nagaraj (24) from Katigenahalli, Narasimhamurthy (30), Vijaykumar (28), a construction worker from Bellavi in Tumkur taluk, Ratnamma (40) of Ankasandra, Krishnamurthy (30) of Nagasandra, Siddaramaiah (30) of Shettikere in Chikkanaya-kanahalli taluk, Mohiddin (26) of Lingammanahalli, Shivagangamma (40) from Varadenahalli and Pramod (19) of Nandihalli.

A compensation of Rs 50,000 each will be provided by the KSRTC to the next of kin of the deceased.

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