Nine people were killed on the spot, including four children, in an accident that happened between a KSRTC bus, a milk tanker and a Tempo Traveller TT in Hassan district on Saturday around 11 p.m.
The accident happened near Hallakere village in Arasikere Taluk. According to the sources, the bus, which was travelling towards Shivamogga, is alleged to have hit the TT. The TT driver lost control, and the passenger vehicle collided with a milk truck travelling in the opposite direction. The TT was smashed between two vehicles as a consequence. The nine people that died were all travelling by TT. They were returning home after visiting Dharmasthala.
In the accident, 10 people suffered injuries. A few seriously injured were shifted to Bengaluru, and the remaining have been shifted to Taluka hospital for treatment.