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Nine die in road accident near Mysore

Posted on May 14 2014 | IANS

Bangalore, May 14 : Nine people, among them three children and three women, were killed Wednesday when a speeding truck collided with a mini bus near Mysore, police said.

The accident took place near Kamlapur village, about 50 km from Mysore, Mysore District Superintendent of Police Abhinav Khare told IANS.

Khare said the dead, who were in the bus, were returning to Mangalore from Tamil Nadu after a vacation.

Six people in the mini bus were injured and taken to hospitals at Hunsur and Mysore. The bus driver died on the spot.

The truck driver has been arrested, Khare said.

The truck was hired by the state-run Bharat Petroleum to transport gas cylinders from Mangalore to other parts of Karnataka as well as Tamil Nadu.

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