Four workers of a brick factory were killed and two others sustained injuries after the speeding canter they were travelling in collided with a truck at Tirumagondahalli near Anekal in the early hours on Thursday.
The police said the tyre of the canter burst while speeding following which the driver lost control of the vehicle. The canter jumped the median and hit an oncoming truck going towards Hosur. The driver has been booked for rash and reckless
Paramesh Nag, (24), Chetu Mandovi, (22), Rathan Kashyap (23) - all natives of Chattisgarh and Vinod, (28), a resident of MSIL Layout, lost their lives.
The accident took place at about 5.30 am. The canter was carrying red bricks from their factory in Attibele to the city. Truck driver Gopi and Sachchi the cleaner, injured in the accident, are recovering at a hospital.
Traffic was disrupted on National Highway 7 for more than an hour after the accident but police rushed to the spot and cleared the vehicles.