Three killed in tractor-lorry collision

Three killed in tractor-lorry collision

Three killed in tractor-lorry collision

The lorry which collided with a tractor near Magadi on Sunday morning killing three from a family. dh photo

Hanumantharayappa (40) of Kallur village, his wife Basamma (35) and Narasegowda (38) are the deceased, while their son Shivanna, son-in-law Revanasiddaiah and lorry driver Susheelan of Gundya village in Dakshina Kannada’s Puttur taluk are battling for their lives.

Magadi police said the accident occurred near Jyothipalya Gate around 5 am. The tractor, laden with areca nut, was going towards Magadi from Kallur village and when a Bangalore-bound lorry, laden with stones, collided with it, apparently due to rash and negligent driving by the lorry driver.

Shivanna and Revanasiddaiah, who sustained severe head injuries, were admitted to Nimhans. Susheelan, whose right leg has been bruised severely, was rushed to Magadi Government Hospital.

The road near Jyothipalya Gate was laid at a cost of Rs one crore recently, but a part of it has been damaged leading to frequent accidents. Magadi police have registered a case.

One killed in accident

A young girl from Manipur died on the spot and two others were injured when their bike rammed into an electric pole after hitting a road divider in Madivala police station limits here on Saturday night.

Alisha (20), a resident of Kaikodanahalli, who was riding second pillion, fell and died while her roommate Rohini (22) and Hassan Bahu (22) of Ejipura sustained minor injuries, at around 9:45 pm on Agra Road.

Alisha was unemployed while Hassan Bahu works in a garment shop and is also studying second year BA through correspondence. Rohini is working as a receptionist in a mall on Sarjapur Road.

The body was handed over to the relatives after a post-mortem was conducted at Victoria Hospital. Madivala police have registered a case.