Mangaluru: Scorpio with students from MIT rams into truck – Two dead, nine injured


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (AM)

Mangaluru, Sep 7: Two people were killed and nine others injured in an accident that took place between a Scorpio and a truck at Chelyar cross near Mukka here on Saturday, September 7.

The deceased have been identified as Gloria (22), and Arpana (22), both engineering students, studying at MIT Architecture School of Manipal. Gloria died on the spot. Arpana died at the hospital failing to respond to treatment.

The rented Scorpio car was carrying 11 students. The car reportedly crossed a median and hit the truck which was coming from Udupi.

The Scorpio was badly mangled due to the impact of the crash. 

Police shifted the injured to hospital and cleared road for traffic.

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  • Sushanth Kumar, Manipal

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Hi...
    what about the speed governor? All zoom cars have a speed limit of 80km/hr

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  • Rushil Dubey, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    So sorry for the families of the deceased. I have rented this exact same scorpio(3465) several times from zoomcar, sorry to say but the safety standards are not up to the mark. NOT ONE FUCKING AIRBAG in the 7 seater
    Rest in Peace

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  • Saviour, Earth

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Hi Rushil,

    I don't think airbags would have made any difference. Look at the way the Scorpio has mangled. Having said that, I am totally in support for more mandatory safety features for vehicles. In addition to safety features, the driver must also drive safely. I am still amazed by how the car crossed the median and crashed into an oncoming truck. Looks like the Scorpio was being driven at a very high speed .

    All said and done, I pray for the families of these students and pray for the recovery of the injured.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Indian roads are not for speed it’s just means to reach destination. In most of the highways you find either cows or unexpected vehicles from opposite sides it confuses driver .

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  • Sadanannda Amin, Katapadi

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    Our traffic police department does not punish the idiots who use high beam lights unnecessarily.
    high beam lights causes temporary blindness which results in fatal accidents.Please ban using high beam lights unnecessarily. Om Shanti. RIP

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  • Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    RIP

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  • suraj, Mangalore/Qatar

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    Girl students should be very careful accompany for long drive or picinic or somethiing else along with other batch mates or college friends.

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    This car was ahead of me from mangalore to pananbur while I was driving to udupi this noon.. he was driving crazy .... I knew he is gonna end up in a crash if he drives like that

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  • Eddie, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 8 2019

    If the driver was male, probably he was trying to show off his driving skills. Proved costly too innocent souls. RIP

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  • Prateek, Vijayapura

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Hey man, I am his close friend and I need details of the same. So can I get your number?
    Contact +91-7760473721

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    NEW MOTOR VEHICLE RULES ARE VERY GOOD TO AVOID SUCH ACCIDENTS.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    Sorry for the death of a student. Generally this is the age we make mistakes. Even I had made several mistakes while riding bike and survived to be lucky. Anyway sorry for the death.

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    Earlier days our MIGHTY AMBASSADOR was called strong car without much impact in case of accidents but now these hi fi cars only for showcase !! even there is safety at all even in 60 speed of crushing !!! LOL

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Sat, Sep 7 2019

    What LOL? here somebody's kid is dead and some serious. Pray for these innocent souls.

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