Van falls into lake

Van falls into lake

A family had a brush with death when a Maruti van they were travelling in ploughed into a lake near Mandakalli on Mysore-Nanjangud road on Saturday.

The victims identified as Kumar and four others that included two women and kids are the residents of Kumbarakoppal here. 

The incident occurred when Kumar at the wheels turned the steering towards his left when his attempt to overtake a vehicle in the front proved futile. The vehicle fell into Shetty lake popular as Mandakalli lake near the airport. Fortunately, the vehicle fell into the part of the lake near to the bund, making it easy for the occupants to come out with ease. 

South police said, the vehicle fell into that side of the lake where huge silt is accumulated.

Otherwise, it would have been tragic. The vehicle was later retrieved with the help of a crane and police personnel. The small stones on either side of the lake are the only barrier, inviting danger at times.

Cattle rescued

One was arrested and 23 cattle being transported to a slaughter home were rescued near Rayanahundi in south police limits on Thursday. The accused is identified as Iliyaz, driver of the goods van in which the cattle were being smuggled. The rescued livestock has been shifted to Pinjrapole Society.

A case has been registered and investigations are on.

Fire personnel rescue driver

Had not fire personnel deployed hydraulic machine chances of a driver’s survival, whose legs were caught between the steering rod after a mishap, were bleak in a mishap that occurred on Mysore-Nanjangud road here on Saturday.

N Armugam is that driver, who fortunately escaped with fractures in his legs. A KSRTC bus bound to Erode from Mysore rammed into a goods tempo. K R Traffic police said the mishap occurred at 4.45 am near the truck terminal on Mysore-Nanjangud road, when the bus driver turned the steering to his right to avoid a man who suddenly came on to the middle of the road. The man seemed to be mentally unsound.

The bus hit the tempo coming from the opposite side. As a result of this, the tempo driver fell unconscious after his legs were stuck between the steering rod. He battled for life for nearly one-and-a-half-hour till help came in the form of fire personnel. The fire personnel pulled the damaged front portion of the bonnet with an hydraulic machine, helping remove driver’s legs to safety. 

Initially, it was suspected that the driver may have died. It was only after he screamed in pain, once his legs were unlocked, police heaved a sigh of relief.