Five die in mishaps

Teenager carries out threat to burn self

Ashwath D T (54), a BMTC bus conductor was killed on the spot, after the driver lost control over the bus and ploughed into a steel shop in Jayanagar 9th block on Thursday morning. Driver Narayanswamy (47) is recovering at a private hospital.

Ashwath and Narayanswamy left the depot number 4 around 6.20 am for TTMC in Jayanagar IVth block. They were scheduled to ply on route number 521 G.

Narayanswamy, who is allegedly suffering from epilepsy, experienced seizures when the bus approached M K Ahmed Market at Vaishali Circle in Jayanagar 9th block. He lost control over the bus and the bus climbed the pavement. Soon, it rammed into Lalita Steel Centre owned by Shanthilal.

The intensity of the accident was such that the shutters of the shop were broken into pieces and more than half portion of the bus entered the shop. Most of the goods stored in the shop were completely damaged, said Mico Layout traffic police.

Both the crew were immediately taken to a nearby hospital, but Ashwath was declared dead on arrival due to severe head injuries and internal bleeding. Narayanswamy was shifted to NIMHANS from where he was taken to a private hospital. He is stated to be out of danger, added the police.

Two-wheeler crashes kill 2

In Peenya, Somashekar (26) from Hegganahalli was killed on the spot in a collision between his bike and a goods vehicle near Udaygiri petrol bunk on 100 feet road. The driver of a tempo parked on the roadside opened the door of the vehicle suddenly as the the victim was about to move past it. He failed to notice the goods vehicle coming in the opposite direction and rammed against it.

Murugesh from Chikkabanavar was killed on the spot, while Sundar sustained minor injuries when the former, who was riding the bike, rammed it against a roadside compound wall on Wednesday night near Yadaralli. Sundar is stated to be out of danger.
A software engineer was killed on Rajapalya in Whitefield as a truck ran him over on Wednesday evening. Surendra of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, who lived in Hoodi, was returning home on his bike, when he lost control over his bike, fell on the road and came under the truck’s wheels.

Teen dies of burns

An attempt to threaten his mother proved fatal for a 17-year-old youth of Bapujinagar on Wednesday.

Srinivas, a I PU student of PES College was addicted to FM radio, causing his mother to berate him and ask him to focus on his studies. Srinivas, who felt harried, threatened his mother that he would set himself on fire if she did not stop. He carried out his threat. Suffering burns, he was admitted to hospital where he breathed his last.

Accident deaths

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*Till November 30

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