New Delhi: Union Minister Shripad Naik sustained injuries while his wife Vijaya died in a tragic car accident in Karnataka on Monday evening.
Vijaya and personal secretary, Deepak, who were critical after the crash, died in the hospital, as per reports in NDTV.
Naik, who is the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (independent) and Defence is out of danger and is being treated at a hospital in Goa.
The accident occurred in Ankola in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka. The Minister was travelling from Yellapur to Gokarna in the state when the accident occurred.
On the way, the driver lost his control over the car near Hosakambi village in Ankola Taluk of Uttara Kannada and the vehicle overturned.