The incident took place around 5.30pm near Shirwalwadi village in Akkalkot tehsil when the private SUV carrying the group of pilgrims was returning to Aland village in Kalburgi, Karnataka, PTI quoted the official as saying.
They had visited the temple towns of Pandharpur and Akkalkot in Solapur district and were on their way back.
A speeding cement mixer truck, heading towards Solapur, collided with the passenger vehicle, the official said, adding that police rushed to the spot and all the passengers were taken to a nearby government hospital.
Five women and one boy were declared dead on arrival while 11 others — three women and eight men — were undergoing treatment, the police official said.
With agency inputs