Three die as SUV falls into canal

Three die as SUV falls  into canal

Three people were killed and one person had a narrow escape when the driver of a Bolero lost control of the sports utility vehicle and drove it into the Tungabhadra high-level canal near Toranagallu in Sandur taluk of the district.

The deceased are Sanoj Verghese, 26, Rejin Rajan, 23, and Nitin Krishna, 22. Srikanth, their co-passenger, had a narrow escape and he came out of the SUV by breaking the windowpanes.

He is undergoing treatment at the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Ballari.

They were all employees of Sowbhagya Construction Company and were on their way to the Jindal steel factory in Toranagallu on some work through the bund of the canal.
The vehicle was lifted out using a crane and the bodies were extricated.

The Toranagallu police have registered a case.

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