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Bhatkal: Serial accident involving buses and lorry - one dead , many injured

Yahya Bhatkal

Daijiworld Media Network - Bhatkal (RJP)

Mangaluru, Sep 12:  One man died and many suffered injuries as result of serial accident that took place at Bhatkal on Wednesday, September 13. Three buses and a lorry were involved in the accident.

Nihadi Abdullah G.M (35) from Manjeshwar near Mangaluru, who was the lorry driver, died on the spot.

The lorry carrying fish was going to Kerala from Goa and Ganesh Travels bus was heading to Hubballi from Mangaluru. After these two vehicles collided, speeding Sugama bus hit Ganesh Travels bus from back side. After few minutes another Ganesh Travels bus which was heading towards Hubballi from Mangaluru hit Sugama bus from behind.

One Ganesh Travels bus driver was seriously injured and he was taken to a hospital in Mangaluru.

Sugama bus driver Gause Saheb (58) and cleaner Lokesh (24) also sustained injuries.

Sampa Shankar Shet (50), Narayan Shet (65), Divya Nagraj Shet  (34), Subhash (44) Prashant K (38) Ganesh Venkatesh (36) Shankar Shet (65) Mohandas (46) Sindra  Shet (65) Vijaya Sondra Shet (50) are the other injured from Ganesh Travel bus.

Traffic was affected on the road for many hours. Police helped in clearing the road.

Bhatkal Rural police have registered a case.


Comment on this article

  • NM, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    It's very sad such an accident has occurred. I was in a similar situation on the same route about a year back. Fortunately, I was traveling in Vishal 9400 Volvo which was equipped with auto-brakes and engine retarder. The driver admitted that he wouldn't have been able to stop the bus in time if it weren't for the auto brakes.
    If, with additional cost, similar safety features were implemented in Ashok Leyland and Tata buses, such a serial accident could have been prevented.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    RIP & speedy recovery to the injured ...

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