At least six tourists died and more than 10 were critically injured in a road accident near Hubli on National Highway 63.
The accident took place when a bus, carrying a team of Mumbai based travelers, had a head-on collision with a lorry. Six of the tourists, who were headed to Hampi, died at the spot.
The district police rushed to the spot and injured were admitted to the Hubli KIMS hospital for treatment.
The deceased have been identified as Vishwanath (76), Dinkar (74), Ramesh Jaipal (70), Sumedha (65), Lahu (65) and Suchitra (65).
A case has been registered in Annigeri Police Station and an investigation in the matter is underway.