12 dead in bus-van head-on collision

At least 12 people, including three women, died on Wednesday in a head-on collision between a private bus and a goods carrier van on a state highway in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district, police said.

“The mishap occurred around 12.30 p.m. at Murugamalla village near Chintamani town when the speeding bus collided head-on with the van in which the victims were travelling,” a police official told IANS on phone from Chintamani, about 80 km northeast of Bengaluru.

About 10 injured bus passengers were admitted in a state-run hospital.

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