Hassan, Feb 21: Five people were killed and 13 others sustained injuries in a collision between two vehicles on national highway 75 near Kechatahalli in Hassan district on Sunday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Naveen Kumar, Pradeep, Sunil Kumar, Puneeth and Anil Kumar, all from KGF. While Anil breathed his last in the hospital, four others died on the spot. All the 13 injured have been shifted to the district hospital for treatment.
According to sources, eight passengers from KGF were on their way to attend a wedding in Udupi, in their Toyota Qualis, and 10 people from Mulbagal, Kolar district, were heading towards Dharmasthala in their Tata Sumo vehicle.
The driver of the Sumo vehicle slowed down at a road hump near Kenchattahalli, when the speeding Qualis rammed the car from behind. As the driver lost control over the vehicle, the Sumo toppled due to the impact of the collision. Four people, out of eight in Qualis, died on the spot. .
Others, who had got stuck in the vehicle, were rescued by the locals and were later shifted to the district hospital for treatment.