22 killed, 19 injured in truck mishap in Karnataka

22 die in Karnataka road accident
At least 22 people were killed and 19 others suffered injuries when a truck carrying them overturned at Halki in Belgaum district of Karnataka early this morning, official sources said.
Belgaum Deputy Commissioner N Jayaram told NetIndian over the telephone that the mishap occurred around 5 am this morning at Halki, about 40 km from Belgaum.
He said nine of the injured, who were in a serious condition, had been taken to Belgaum for treatment, while the rest were admitted to a government hospital at Baiahongal near the scene of the mishap.
Mr Jayaram said the Chief Minister had announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next-of-kin of those killed in the accident. He also said that the state government would meet the full expenses of the medical treatment of those injured.
The victims, including women, were labourers who were going to work on sugarcane farms in neighbouring Maharashtra, sources said.

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