VIJAYAPURA: Three people died and four were seriously injured when two cars collided with a NEKRTC bus in a serial accident on National Highway-218 near Kupakaddi village in Kolhara taluk on Wednesday. While a woman and a child died on the spot, another woman died enroute hospital.
The bus was plying between Bagalkot and Vijayapura when two cars, a Kia Sonet SUV (KA32Z1706) and a Maruti Baleno collided with it.
Of the seven people in the SUV, three people, identified as Sunanda Mallikarjun Kalashetty (25), her three-month-old daughter Suman and Sharanamma Basavaraj Kalashetty (55) died.
Suhan Kalashetty, Sanvi Kalashetty, Umesh Kalashetty and Surekha Kalashetty sustained serious injuries. All hail from Kalaburagi district. The injured were shifted to the district hospital in Vijayapura.
The occupants of the other car, all from Vijayapura, also sustained injuries.