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Union Minister Shripad Naik was injured while his wife was killed when the car they were travelling in met with an accident near a village in Ankola Taluk of Karnataka on Monday. The minister's personal secretary Deepak Ramdada also died in the accident.

They were en route Gokarna from Yellapur when the incident took place. According to the police, the minister's wife died on the spot. Three other people are seriously injured.

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Naik, who is the Union Minister of state for AYUSH (independent), is out of danger. He has been moved to Goa for treatment.

A case has been registered.

The minister's damaged car after it met with the accident
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The minister's damaged car after it met with the accident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ensure proper arrangements for Naik's treatment in the state, reported ANI. The 68-year-old is a BJP MP from north Goa.

The Goa CM was also directed by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to provide the best treatment to Naik and if the need arises, fly him to Delhi as well.

Sawant also visited the hospital where Naik is admitted.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa consoled the death Naik's wife Vijaya.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his grief over the accident.

"Deeply saddened to hear the news of Vijaya Naik ji's death in an accident. Praying for the quick recovery of Hon'ble Union Minister Shripad Naik ji, hope God gives him & his family the strength to overcome this loss," tweeted Kejriwal.

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