10-year-old boy killed in accident

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a head-on collision between a bike and a water tanker on pipeline road near Netaji Circle in Mathikere on Tuesday.

The victim, Nishanth, a resident of Nagashettyhalli, was riding pillion. His grandfather Venkataraman was riding the bike. “The accident took place when they were returning  from a swimming pool at JP Garden in Chowdeshwarinagar,” police said. 

The water tanker, which was coming from the opposite direction, struck the bike.

Nishanth was flung into the air and came under the wheels of the tanker. Venkataraman, however, escaped with minor injuries, police said. “The tanker driver abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene,” police added.

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