Labourer dies, six injured as goods vehicle topples on NICE Road

Labourer dies, six injured as goods vehicle topples on NICE Road

A man was killed on the spot and six were injured when a mini goods vehicle they were travelling by toppled between Bannerghatta and Kanakapura Road on NICE Road, south Bengaluru, on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased was aged around 25 years and is yet to be identified. A total of 10 labourers were travelling by the vehicle — four in the cabin and six in the carrier in the back. The group had loaded machinery from a godown in Bommanahalli industrial area and was heading towards Kanakapura. Around 3.30 pm, one of the tyres punctured. The vehicle tipped and then toppled. It rolled for some distance and came to a halt. A senior police officer suspected that the vehicle was being driven in a rash and negligent manner, which caused it to topple.

One of the labourers sitting next to the driver was killed. The three others in the cabin, including the driver, were injured. Besides, three people in the carrier also sustained injuries. Police identified them as Shivakumar, 30, Bheemaraju, 30, and Venkataramana, 35. Three others — Abdul, 23, Shobha, 40 and Bhanu Prakash, 35 — escaped unhurt. Passersby took the injured to private hospitals.

The police said they were trying to identify the driver and three others who were sitting in the cabin, including the deceased. A case has been registered at the Thalaghattapura police station.
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