DHARWAD: In a tragic incident, 17 gynaecologists, all women professors of JJMM College in Davengere, Karnataka, passed away on January 15 after the tempo they were travelling on en route to Goa for a picnic met with a horrific accident on the Bengaluru-Pune highway near Dharwad.
“The tempo had left Davengere at around 3 am. When it reached near Ittigatti cross, located about 8 km from Dharwad city, at around 7 am, the tempo collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction,” Dharwad Rural Police said.
12 of the woman professors died on the spot, and 5 passed away later while being treated for their injuries at a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the All India Medical Students’ Association has condoled the death of the professors via its official Facebook handle.
Even India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his profound sorrow at the untimely demise of the women professors.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident. “Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka’s Dharwad district. In this sad hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray for a quick recovery of those injured,” the Prime Minister tweeted,” Modi wrote in on Twitter.
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