Ghastly accident in Dharwad - 13 including former MLA's daughter-in-law killed

Daijiworld Media Network - Dharwad (SP)

Dharwad, Jan 15: In an accident which happened in the wee hours of Friday January 15, 13 people including the daughter-in-law of former MLA and BJP leader Gurusiddanagouda, breathed her last.

The deceased happens to be Dr Veena, wife of Dr Prakash Mattihalli, son of Gurusiddanagouda. Veena has left behind two children. A total of 13 persons lost their lives in the accident. They were residents of Vidyanagar Davangere, MCC A Block and MCC B Block.

The accident happened when a tempo traveller vehicle and lorry collided with each other at Ittigatti in the outskirts of Dharwad city at around 7.30 am. The tempo traveller was bound from Davanagere to Goa while the lorry was coming from Belagavi. Initially nine were killed, and four more succumbed at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital at Hubballi without responding to treatment later.

As per information  available, 12 out of 13 deceased persons were ladies, all of them childhood friends. The other was the temple traveller's driver. All of them were of Davanagere origin. They were past students of St Paul's Convent school, Davanagere, and had met at a programme recently held at the school. The friends, who had met after a gap of several years, had planned a trip together to Panaji and had left Davanagere at 3 am. A tipper truck carrying sand hit the tempo traveller hard, resulting in the death of 12 out of 16 women in the vehicle. The condition of others is also serious and they are oscillating between life and death, reports said.






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  • Naik, Dharwad

    Sat, Jan 16 2021

    Dear BJP Govt,

    I think you all very much aware what all happening in this stretch of road, kindly start the work to make 6 lane on fast track so that the future accidents can be stopped or reduced.

    Mr Gadkari please look into it.

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  • Srinivas, Davangere

    Sat, Jan 16 2021

    Very sad news, RIP.

    This road needs very urgent attention as this is very busy road but still a narrow road. This road is not able to bear the current day traffic load of the route.

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  • Robert, Manguluru

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    We lost great souls. PMs condolence message is adorable. Which PM responds to great loss of lives. Hats off to PM. RIP.

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  • TDS, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Speed camera's are necessary on Indian roads.... specially for heavy vehicles. Impose heavy fine including cancellation of driving licence.

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  • S r k kudla, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    There is need to impose heavy fines and stringent rules regarding overspeeding and ivertaking on single lane roads....busses. Especially private busses and truck drivers drive rashly without concern for pedestrians and other motorists due to lack of fear

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Very Sad and unexpected. Terrible!! May their souls rest in peace and condolences to their family members.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    May the departed souls rest in peace.... Condolences to everyone whose near and dear ones are no more...

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  • Flavian, Manngalore/Kuwait

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    What a terrible, ghastly accident?
    13 lives perishing at one go so sad and untimely.
    We can only pray for the departed Souls. Let God grant eternal peace.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • Ramesh, Mysore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021


    Shocking news! RIP ! Unmeasurable loss to family members of deceased travelers.

    I can't understand , why would one start by 03:00 for a pleasure trip ? Unless there was a flight/bus/train to catch ??

    Please avoid night travel wherever possible

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  • AJ, mangalore

    Sat, Jan 16 2021

    What is there to understand in that.. They must have done that to adjust their arrival and check in time in Goa...but fate had different plans..Rest in Peace ladies..

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    What a time to start at 3 a. m. one of the drivers at 7:30 am might have dosed off. Very sad and may their souls rest in peace.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA

    Fri, Jan 15 2021

    Dylan, Mangalore, I partly agree with your comments and it make sense. But there maybe other reasons for this accident.

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