3 workers crushed under bus
Traffic at Kannamangala Gate disrupted for more than an hour
Three labourers who were on their way to work on a motorbike were crushed under the wheels of a college bus near Devanahalli Friday morning.
The accident occurred when Kantharaju (22), Gangaraju (35) and Naveen (23), all residents of Kurubarakunte, were proceeding towards Doddaballapur. Kantharaju was riding the two-wheeler.
According to police, the bike suddently entered the main road near Kannamangala Gate, and the driver of the bus (KA-20/B-6598), belonging to Nagarajuna College of Engineering and Technology, lost control of the vehicle and rammed the two-wheeler.
Kantharaju and Gangaraju died on the way to a nearby hospital while Naveen breathed his last hours later in a hospital. Vehicular movement on the road was affected for over an hour. The driver of the bus is absconding.
Venkatesh, general secretary of Taluk Raitha Sangha, Devanahalli, said about 18 accidents had occurred near the Kannamangala Gate over the past two weeks and five people had lost lives in the last 10 days.
“The residents of Kannamangala, Pujenahalli, Hilltore and Jogihalli, who go towards the international airport for construction work, should use the U-turn and move further. There is heavy traffic during peak hours and there is no traffic signal. All this has led to accidents,” Venkatesh alleged.