3 students killed as car hits goods vehicle

 Three students were killed on spot while three others sustained severe injuries as the car in which they were travelling rammed a goods vehicle near Bylakuppe, near here, on Saturday.

The deceased are identified as O N Subbaiah (22) of Makkanduru village, and Poovanna (21) and Vivek (22) of Kunjila Mane in Kodagu district.

The injured are Jeevith of Balamuri village, Thimmaiah of Paaluru and Vinay of Madikeri. After first aid in a local hospital, all the injured were shifted to a hospital in Mysuru.

The accident occurred on BM Road when the victims were bound for Madikeri in a Maruthi Swift, after participating in a hockey tournament organised at Ramakrishna Vidyasamsthe in Mysuru.

They were students of Field Marshal Cariappa College in Madikeri.
It is said that 18 students of the college had come down to Mysuru to participate in the tournament on Tuesday.

The six students left in the car belonging to one Machaiah, while others returned by bus. Periyapatna Police have registered a case.
The driver of the goods vehicle is absconding.

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