4 killed, 15 injured in tractor-trailer capsize
Four persons, including three minors and an aged woman, were killed on the spot and 15 others injured when a tractor attached to twin-trailers carrying a marriage party overturned near Maragundi village in Athani taluk, about 110 km from here today. Police said the illfated travellers were returning from a marriage at Moole village in Rabkavi taluk of neighbouring Bijapur district, when the mishap occurred.
When the incident occurred, at least 50 persons, most of them women and children, were travelling in the tractor-trailer, usually used to transport sugarcane in this sugarcane belt in Karnataka.
Among the injured, some received serious injuries and were shifted to a hospital in Miraj city in neighbouring Maharashtra, police said.
(Posted on 26-04-2014)