Sun, 07 Mar 2021

MUMBAI, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people died and another seven were injured in India's southwestern state of Karnataka after a mini-bus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on Friday morning.

Apart from the male driver, the other 10 dead passengers in the accident that happened at Hubballi-Dharwad bypass road, 430 km from Bengaluru were all women.

The injured have been admitted to the hospital and five of them are in a critical situation, the local police said.

The passengers were heading to a family function in the neighboring state of Goa.

The 32-km by-pass road of Hubballi-Dharwad, where the accident took place, witnessed a traffic snarl after the accident, which was cleared by the police after the vehicles involved in the mishap were removed.

The by-pass is a single lane highway that connects Mumbai with the southern metro city of Chennai, 347 km from Bengaluru.

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