Belgaum: At least eight pilgrims, including six women, were killed today when a bus went out of control and ran over them on the Bangalore-Pune Highway near Belgaum, police said.
The victims, who were walking along a road, were on "Dindi Yatra" to Pandharpur in Maharashtra, as part of the annual 'Devashayani Ekadasi' fair at the abode of Lord Panduranga.
The driver of the bus has been arrested, Yamankanmardi Police Sub-Inspector Basvaraj said. The bus was heading to Belgaum from Chikkodi.
Several other injured pilgrims were admitted to Belgaum Civil Hospital, police said.
Story first published:
June 17, 2012 16:50 IST