Jaipur:16 people were killed and 5 others injured in an accident when the speeding car rammed into a minibus on Friday in near Jodhpur. The Injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

According to the locals, The vehicle’s high speed is said to be the reason behind the accident. More details are awaited. A probe is underway.

In a similar incident, Seven members of a family were killed in a deadly accident which took place in Karnataka on Friday. The incident took place on Kunigal National Highway in Tumkur district. The family, who hailed from Tamil Nadu resided at Sanjeeva Nagar in Bengaluru and was returning from a visit to Siddalingeshwara temple in Edeyuru.

The deceased have been identified as Goundamani, Veeramma, Selvi, Nagamani, Uma, Nirmala and Kalidasa, all in the age group of 30-35 years, who succumbed to their injuries and died on the spot. Three others - driver Yogeesh, Bhavani and Panchali, who are grievously injured, were shifted to a hospital in Bengaluru for treatment.

The police, who were alerted of the mishap, rushed to the spot and shifted the bodies to the government hospital for post-mortem.

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