Belagavi: Another fatal road accident claims 6 lives


Team Udayavani, Feb 23, 2024, 8:13 PM IST

Another tragic road accident occurred in Belagavi district on Friday, resulting in the loss of six lives. The incident occurred near Mugalkhoda Cross in Raibag Taluk, where a car collided with two two-wheelers.

Five individuals tragically lost their lives at the scene of the accident, while one person, who sustained severe injuries, succumbed to injuries at Gokak Hospital.

The collision caused the car to overturn by the roadside, leading to the demise of all five occupants who were traveling in the Swift car. Additionally, one individual on a two-wheeler was reported deceased, with another sustaining injuries.

According to police, the accident took place when a car hit a parked two-wheeler and another two-wheeler subsequently as the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Two persons who were standing near the parked vehicle sustained severe injuries and were admitted to hospital. One of them, Hanamant Malappa Malyagol, died in the hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Eknath Bhimappa Padtari (22), Mallikarjun Ramappa Marathe (16), Akash Ramappa Marathe (14), Laxmi Ramappa Marathe (19) and Nagapa Laxman Yadavannavar (48).

A case of accident was registered by the Murgod police.

Bhimashankar Guled, Superintendent of Police, Belagavi district, said in the last three days as many 25 persons have died in road accidents in the district. He appealed to people to observe traffic rules, avoid speeding and save lives.

This unfortunate incident follows another fatal accident on Thursday afternoon near Mangyanakoppa in Khanapur taluk. Six individuals, including three women, lost their lives after a Swift car crashed into a tree. Four others sustained serious injuries in the incident.

(with PTI inputs)

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