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Karnataka Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda dies in road accident

Newly-elected Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda suffered severe injuries and died instantly in an accident in Bagalkote, Karnataka.

india Updated: May 28, 2018 12:26 IST
PTI, Bagalkote
Siddu Nyamagouda was a Union minister in the PV Narasimha Rao ministry
Siddu Nyamagouda was a Union minister in the PV Narasimha Rao ministry (Picture courtesy: Karnataka Congress/Twitter)

Former union minister and newly-elected Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda died in a road accident in Bagalkote district early on Monday, a senior police official said.

Nyamagouda was on the way to his constituency Jamkhandi from Goa when the car he was travelling in tried to avoid a lorry and hit a road side parapet wall, District Superintendent of PoliceVamshikumar told PTI.

The 70-year-old lawmaker was in New Delhi and had returned to Goa by flight before he proceeded to his constituency by car, he said.

Nyamagouda had suffered severe injuries and died instantly, he said.

He is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.

Nyamagouda was the union minister in the PV Narasimha Rao ministry in 1990-91.