4 killed in truck accident

Published: Sunday, November 12, 2006, 21:03 [IST]

Mysore, Nov 12 (UNI) At least four people were killed and 100 injured, when a lorry in which they were travelling, fell into a dry Kugalure tank near Hallare in Nanjangud taluk in this district of Karnataka today.

According to police, the ill-fated truck was carrying over 120 people from Hallare village in the district to Mallikarjuna temple Kungalli Betta near Talavadi in Tamil Nadu.

The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and fell into the tank on his way to the temple.

While one person was killed on the spot, another three succumbed to their injuries while on the way to hospital. The injured were admitted to Nanjangud general hospital and some of them were reportedly critical. The deceased were identified as Pramod (6), Mahadeva Swamy (12), Mellaiah.(26) and Madappa (74).

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