Mandya: Thirteen persons, including 10 women, and a five-year-old child were killed when a mini-truck they were travelling in rammed into a huge tree here, police said on Monday.
“There was also a sort of stampede as people scrambled to get out of the vehicle after the accident,” a police officer said.
Two men were also killed in the accident that occurred on the state highway in Thore Settihalli village. At least 55 others were injured.
“The accident took place at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday night when around 70 people were travelling in the canter (mini-truck) on their way to a wedding.
“The driver failed to take note of a curve and crashed into the tree. The high speed and huge impact lead to the deaths,” Superintendent of Police G. Radhika told IANS.
Mandya is around 100 km from Bengaluru.