Lorry mows down four pedestrians in Mandya

Lorry mows down four pedestrians in Mandya

A lorry transporting tender coconut mowed down four pedestrians and injured seven on Guthalu Road in Mandya on Tuesday evening. Brake failure is said to be the reason for the accident.

The deceased have been identified as Girijamma (48), Rafique (40), Shashank (18) and Rahul (21), all residents of Mandya.

The lorry was bound for Mandya from Bharathinagar. The driver lost control over the vehicle as the brakes failed. Three persons died on the spot, as the lorry dragged them for a distance of about 200 metres and another succumbed to the injuries at the district hospital.

According to sources, the driver was under the influence of liquor.

A irate crowd which gathered at the accident spot, threw stones at the lorry and the driver.

The police rushed to the spot and arrested the driver. A case has been registered.