Eight people have died in a horrific road accident in Karnataka. The accident happened near Marinayakanahalli in Chintamani area on Sunday. A jeep carrying 17 persons coming from the opposite direction rammed into the cement lorry. Police officials and Chintamani MLA J.K. Krishna Reddy had visited the spot of the accident. At present, all the dead bodies have been sent for post-mortem. Six of them had died on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries at the Chintamani RN Jalappa Hospital. Earlier this year, on January 15, eleven people had died in another tragic road accident near Itigatti in Dharwad of the state.