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Bhatkal: Multiple accidents leave one dead, several injured


Bhatkal: Multiple accidents leave one dead, several injured

Yahya Hallare
Daijiworld Media Network – Bhatkal (SP)

Bhatkal, Apr 12: Road safety has become a cause for concern in Bhatkal and the surrounding region, with accidents claiming lives of citizens almost every day. In a span of just 24 hours, one life was lost and nearly 10 persons injured in separate mishaps.

In a tragic accident which occurred in the town on Wednesday April 10, Musaddique (45) son of Mohammed Hussain Hallare, was killed on the spot. The accident occurred when the motor bike Musaddique was riding collided with a truck carrying electric poles belonging to Karnataka Electricity Board.

His motor bike hit the truck that was being reversed near Masjid-e-Abubakar Siddiqui on Jamia Abad Road here. Reportedly, the motor bike was moving at high speed at the time of the accident, as a result of which, the body of the rider got tossed to a distance of about 50 meters. He died instantly. Although people in the vicinity rushed to help him, he had passed away before they could do anything.

Police sub-inspector of Bhatkal station, Johnson D’Souza, along with his subordinates, arrived on the spot. A case relating to the accident was registered in the police station, and post mortem was conducted at the government hospital here.


In another accident, two motor bikes collided with each other near Ranginkatte on national highway here on the night of Wednesday. Two youth, identified as Inayatullah (29) and Sauban Armar (19), who were seriously injured in the accident, were provided with initial treatment at the government hospital here before being sent to Mangalore for advanced treatment. The two are said to be cousins. The rider of the other motor bike sped away from the spot of the accident, and the policemen of the town police station here, who have registered a case, are making efforts to trace his whereabouts.


After a motor bike hit a car at Venkatapur in the outskirts of the town, Gonda (30), who was riding the motor bike, suffered injuries. He was admitted into a hospital here. The accident occurred at around 10 pm on Wednesday, and a case in this connection was registered in the town police station here.


In another accident, which happened at about 11.30 pm at Belke here on Wednesday, an auto rickshaw driver was critically injured, after his vehicle overturned, while trying to avoid hitting a stray dog which suddenly crossed his path. He was shifted to Kundapur for treatment after being provided with first aid at the local hospital.

A case in this connection was registered in the rural police station here.


To these accidents, another was added at about 1 am on Thursday, when a truck and a government bus were involved with a collision. Four persons were injured in the accident. All of them were admitted into a hospital in Kundapur. A case in this respect too was registered by the Bhatkal police.

Comment on this article

  • CC,

    Sat, Apr 13 2013

    These days side mirrors are removed by the youths as style gesture. And RTO have no objection for this move. Really some drastic change is required for Road traffic rule..pls some RTO responsible come out with upadate

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  • Mahesh S Kotian, MLR/SMG

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    Bike must be fitted with speed governors to limit the speed to Max 60KM. Present day bikes like Discoverer,Honda etc are High speed vehicles which are not suitable for Indian Roads and youngsters are least bothered about the consequences of over speeding leaving their dependents to suffer. .

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  • vivek mahale, bhatkal/hubli

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    Pls wear helmet, it will save our life.

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  • YATHISH KUMAR, ATTAVAR/ DUBAI

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    Very sad to hear the news of accidents happening in our coastal dist.
    Most of the accident are involved either a young life or a motorcycle. Motorcycles driven by youngsters on high ways must be careful as truck drivers have become more reckless either to reach early so that they get additional bonus from their Bosses or escape from the clutches of the POLICE in CHECK POSTS on high ways during the wee hours. Same thing was the situation of the POLICE MEN RAJAPPA who was manning the check-post in the nights and lost his life too.......

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    It's very sad to see young guys in tragic end. May the departed soul RIP.

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  • Premnath, Udupi

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    Attitude of the motorcyclists as well as four wheeler drivers of that city is under question now. As the national highway is running through the heart of the city, people should be more careful while driving their vehicle. Bypass road is the best soultion for this.

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  • Vincent, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2013

    In 99% the accidents we have read about in the last few weeks the only common factors have been motorcycles and uncontrollable speeds. Motorcyclists are really the most vulnerable on our roads. Yet they ride like nothing can ever happen to them.

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