Toll in gas tanker accident goes up

Toll in gas tanker accident goes up

Toll in gas tanker accident  goes up

The toll in Tuesday’s LPG tanker accident near Kumta in Uttara Kannada district went up to three, with two of the injured succumbing to injuries at KMC Hospital in Manipal on Wednesday.

Bhatkal Assistant Commissioner Chidanand Vitari told Deccan Herald  Jayashri Srikanth Bargi (54) and her son Bharath Bargi (26), both from Bargi, died on Wednesday. The deceased are respectively the daughter and grandson of Nagaveni Jettipatgar, who died in the accident on Tuesday, he said. Jayashri’s husband Srikanth S Bargi and son Dheeraj are under observation in KMC. Both have sustained 95 per cent burns, according to sources in the hospital.

According to a press statement issued by KMC Medical Superintendent Dr (Col) M Dayananda, seven of the injured with more than 50 per cent burns are still critical. The condition of the other three including the driver of the tanker is stable.

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