Panaji: Ghastly accident on bridge - Man and son die, wife critical

Daijiworld Media Network – Panaji

Panaji, Jun 16: Two from same family, father and son, died while mother has been admitted in a critical condition when their vehicle dashed against oncoming jeep on Siolim-Chopdem Bridge on Goa-Mumbai Highway. 

The incident happened on the bridge, this morning, when the family living at Morjim beach village was returning after offering prayers at the local Church. 

The bridge is located on the border of Pernem taluka of North Goa. 

Anjuna Police Inspector Navlesh Desai said that two – father and son -- were declared dead while condition of third has been not known. 


The Maharashtra-registration vehicle which was coming from opposite direction went in wrong lane to dash against the car killing all three. 

The deceased are identified as Judas and Joao Fernandes, father and son, while name of third is yet to be known for police. 

After the accident, locals gathered on the spot and blocked the bridge for over one hour demanding arrest of the accused. They also set on fire, the Maharashtra registration jeep. 

Desai said that the situation was brought under control and traffic was cleared as the bridge is an important link on the National Highway. 

Desai said that Shekhar Dubey from Kalyan-Mumbai who was driving the vehicle responsible for accident was arrested for rash and negligent driving.




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    Mon, Jun 17 2019

    Very tregic incident. Nowadays accidents are increasing taking lives of the entire family members. RIP

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  • Indian, india

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    the guy looks like rich guy with big vehicle he will come out on bail..

    RIP death for no fault of yours.

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  • Greg D'Cunha, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Human Beings makes mistakes. But see to it that it does cost a life.


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    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    None of us knows day of our death

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Very sad news
    Heartfelt condolences to Late Father and Son.
    May their Souls Rest in Peace.

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    Heart wrenching... RIP Judas and Joao.

    The jeep is 100% on the wrong track. Was he over-taking, or was he in the habit of driving in the Gulf ?

    I hope the wife will recover from her condition and will be strong enough to take the news of two deaths at the same time.

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 16 2019

    some times tragedies occur one over the other in life. Very difficult to predict what is in store with every elapsing day. RIP the father and son.

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