PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh each to the families of those who died in the collision between a passenger bus and a lorry in Karnataka’s Hubli.
The bus was travelling towards Bengaluru from Kolhapur. As the bus approached Hubballi, the truck collided with the passenger bus killing six people on the spot. One person succumbed to injuries while taking him to the hospital. About 26 people travelling in the bus were severely injured and were rushed to KIMS Hospital in Hubballi for treatment. The drivers of both the vehicles died on the spot.