Seven passengers died in Bengaluru’s Koramangala area on Tuesday after the car in which they were travelling rammed into a building, The Times of India reported.
Six of them died on the spot, while another person succumbed to the injuries on the way to a hospital. None of them were wearing seatbelts, NDTV reported.
The accident took place between 1 am to 2 am, according to The News Minute. The car, a speeding Audi Q3, reportedly lost control, veered on to a footpath and then rammed into a Punjab National Bank branch.
Karunasagar, the son of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Hosur MLA Prakaash Y, and Bindu, his daughter-in-law, were among those who died, the police said. Hosur is situated in Tamil Nadu’s Krishangiri district and is around 40 kilometers away from Bengaluru.
Others who died were identified as Ishita, Dhanush, Akshay, Goyal and Rohit.
The accident left the front of the car completely mangled. CCTV footage showed the car first ramming into bollards on the footpath, hitting a wall and then bouncing back to a halt.
An unidentified traffic police official told Times Now that the airbags in the car did not open.
The car has been registered in the name of a company named Sanjeevini Blue Metal.
The police have cordoned off the area and are looking into the cause of the accident, according to Times Now.