Belagavi,Jan 6: Six persons, including a child, of a family died in a road accident near Nippani on Saturday.
The deceased have been identified as Dilavar Bapuso Jamadar, 58; his wife, Rehana, 50; sons Mohsin Dilawar Jamadar, 35, and Junaid Mohsin Jamadar, 30; daughter-in-law Afrin Mohsin Jamadar, 30, and granddaughter Ayan Mosin Jamadar, 4. They were residents of Murgod town of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra and were coming to Belagavi for a family function.
They were killed on the spot when their van hit a lorry on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway on the outskirts of Nippani.
Lorry driver S. Oyyapuri, 45, and cleaner Mohan Rajvel, 31, were injured.
They were initially admitted to a hospital in Nippani. The driver was later shifted to Kolhapur. The police said the lorry from Bengaluru hit the van after the driver lost control.
The Nippani Town Police have registered a case under IPC sections 304A (causing death by negligence), 337 (endangering life), 338 (causing grievous hurt).
Six of family killed in road mishap