Bengaluru, November 17: At least 6 were killed and 10 left injured in a road accident on Saturday morning near Hubli in Karnataka. The fatal mishap was reported on the National Highway (NH)-63. The victims were rushed to the nearby hospital, where 6 were declared dead, whereas, 10 others are being treated for injuries.
Preliminary reports claimed that the accident occurred due to a collision between a bus and a lorry on the highway. Following the mishap, the traffic police officials rushed to the spot. While the victims were sent to hospital, the rammed vehicles were removed from the site to resume smooth vehicular movement. 12 Dead as Truck From Wrong Side Rams Into Car, 2 Two-Wheelers in Sonipat.
Visuals of the road accident shared by news agency ANI:
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Karnataka has emerged as one of the most unsafe states of India for road commutation. As per the statistics for the year 2016 released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Karnataka ranks 3rd among the 13 states which account for 86 per cent of the total road accidents.
In 2016, 44,403 road accidents were reported in Karnataka, which led to 11,133 fatalities. In Bengaluru alone, 5,323 mishaps were reported, leading to the death of 790 commuters.