Uppala accident toll rises to 6

The death roll in the head-on collision involving a van and a truck at Uppala on Monday has risen to six with a one-year-old girl succumbing to her injuries at a private hospital in Mangaluru.

The condition of a 13-year-old who was among 18 family members travelling in the van was said to be critical. Speaking to
The Hindu
, Manjeswaram sub-inspector V.K. Aneesh said Fathima, daughter of Naseema, who got killed in the accident, died at a Mangaluru hospital on Tuesday evening. The accident occurred at Nayabazar, on the northern border town of Uppala, around 6 a.m. as the family members were retuning to their residences at Ulllal, near Mangaluru, after taking part in a house-warming ceremony.

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