16 on way to marriage die in road accident in Karnataka

February 19th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Feb 19 (IANS) Sixteen people on way to attending a marriage were killed when a tempo in which they were travelling hit a tree in the early hours Thursday in the north Karnataka district of Gadag, police said.
Among the dead were seven women and two children - a boy and a girl, police said.

“There were 21 people in the vehicle which dashed against a tree around 4 a.m. Thursday. They were on way to a marriage in Bellary from Gadag, 160 km away,” a Bellary police spokesperson said by phone.

He said 15 died instantaneously and one in a hospital. Five others were being treated in a hospital in Bellary, about 300 km from Bangalore.

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