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Truck-car collision kills 9 in India

Breaking News2017-09-13

At least nine people were killed Wednesday when a goods truck collided with a car in southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said. The accident took place in Uttara Kannada district, 452 km northwest of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. "Today in a collision between a truck and a car, nine people were killed," a police official said. "The deceased include three children and three women." According to police, the ill-fated vehicle was coming from Yellapur to coastal town of Ankola. According to an official report released this month, on an average, India witnessed over 400 deaths in road accidents every day in 2016. Deadly road accidents are common in India often caused due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

At least nine people were killed Wednesday when a goods truck collided with a car in southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said.

The accident took place in Uttara Kannada district, 452 km northwest of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka.

"Today in a collision between a truck and a car, nine people were killed," a police official said. "The deceased include three children and three women."

According to police, the ill-fated vehicle was coming from Yellapur to coastal town of Ankola.

According to an official report released this month, on an average, India witnessed over 400 deaths in road accidents every day in 2016.

Deadly road accidents are common in India often caused due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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