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Bengaluru: Four persons of family returning from funeral die in accident

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Sep 13: In a tragic accident that took place between a car and a BMTC bus at 2.45 pm on Wednesday, September 12 on Yamalur - Doddanekundi Road, off old Airport Road here four people lost their lives. Three among the deceased are women. One woman, who is seriously injured, is admitted to a private hospital.

The deceased persons, who died on the spot are identified as Levin Joseph (24) and his mother Nirmala Mercy Joseph (56), while those who succumbed to injuries in the Jeevika Hospital are Yalasamma (52) and Reena Britto (50), who are relatives of the Josephs. Another relative, Sreeja, who was in the car with the deceased people is in a critical condition and is being treated at Vydehi Hospital in the city.

These people were coming back after laying Levin's uncle to rest, who died on Tuesday. Levin's father survived as he stayed back at his brother's home after the funeral at Ulsoor.

Prima facie it seems, according to the police reports, that it was the fault of Levin, who was driving the car. He collided with the BMTC bus in a bid to overtake the car which was ahead of him. It is said that the BMTC bus was in the proper lane when the accident took place. However, a clear picture will emerge only after the investigation is completed.

The family had moved to the city around 20 years ago as per the information shared by their relatives as Joseph, the head of the family had secured a job in a private company.
They used to reside at Munnekolalu near Doddanekundi.

Levin, who died in the accident, was working in Dubai and had returned to the city a few days ago. The reason for his return could not be ascertained. However, according to sources he was back in the city and looking out for a job.

The police said that the post-mortem of the bodies will be done on Thursday, September 13. The car is totally mangled in the accident. Both the car and the bus have been seized by the police and the driver of the BMTC bus, which was plying from HAL airport bus stand to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), is detained for questioning.

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  • Ahamad, Karnataka

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Overtaking is not a joke. People behind the wheels the drivers must be very very carefull on roads. Never attempt to overtake unless the road is clear to do so. It is very sad very tragic. Hope people will learn from these mistakes of the drivers.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    I join several others in offering my sincere sympathies to the members of the bereaved family. May The Souls of the deceased rest in peace.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    When a soul departs at an unholy hour, it drags along another 2 or 4. In all such cases, it is wise to consult a learned astrologer before initiating a return journey or for that matter, implications of the death. Hinduism has very protective clauses in such cases.
    Four precious lives could have been really safely saved.

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  • john, mangalore/kuwait

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    please bring back ambassador/fiat again.. these japanese/korean cars are coffins on wheels!!!!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    John mangalore/Kuwait,dont blame on vehicles but drivers and their driving stil.Many times drivers who were in Gulf come to India and drive right handed ,wheret hey drive there left handed.make mistakes .I am self was a victim of this driving error .I dont say all.Present vehicles are more secure on roads than previousones.

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  • shaik, Bengaluru

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Sad news. RIP to the deceased. Pray for speedy recovery of the injured.

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  • Arman, DUBAI

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Really sad, May their souls rest in peace,
    DRIVERS, Please avoid overtaking speeding vehicles, no experiments on the road. Drive calmly and follow the rules.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Overtaking is always the Culprit.
    We can only say RIP ...

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Levin, the driver of the vehicle, was 24.

    People younger than 25 should not get driving license easily.

    They treat driving as if playing a video game.

    My simple advice: do not get into a vehicle - public transport or private - driven by someone younger than 25.

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  • Santhosh, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    I am deeply saddened to hear about this tragedy.My heartfelt sympathy to the family members.
    Most of the accidents occur due to Hurry or Worry on driver's part.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Then why Comment ...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Seat belts saves lives. Always make it a habit of wearing seat belts.

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    May their souls rest in peace

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Never try to overtake any speeding vehicles... Always learn to follow...from distance

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  • Agoli Manjanna, Bappanaad

    Thu, Sep 13 2018


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    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Heartbreaking. RIP to the deceased.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    It is still heart breaking and tragic for their loved ones.Terribly tragic.Not to drive the car when they were drowned in grief.

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    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    very sad news.may theirs souls rest in peace.

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