Mangaluru: Lorry driver loses life in accident at NMPT

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP) 

Mangaluru, Nov 7: In an accident which happened within the area of New Mangalore Port Trust here on the night of Wednesday November 6, Vinod Poojary (50) from Vamanjoor here, who was a lorry driver, lost his life. 

The incident took place at around 9:30 pm. 

Poojary, it is said, was transporting a container that had been loaded on to the lorry, elsewhere. When Vinod Poojary, who was driving the lorry, applied brakes at a road bend, the container, which had not been properly fixed in the groove, slid ahead, and hit the driver's cabin. Resultantly, Vinod died on the spot, it is learnt. 

Vinod Poojary

Workers fraternity alleged that the negligence of NMPT officials led to the tragedy. Vinod was working at NMPT for the last 17 years. 


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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    So in peace Vinodanna... May god bless your family and grant them strength to bear this loss...

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    "When its your time to leave Earth, nothing can stop it." - Absolutely

    Just imagine the recent Emirates flight crash landing in Dubai Intl. Airport and 300 + people miraculously survived with minor injuries !

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    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    When its your time to leave Earth, nothing can stop it. All God's will. RIP

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    This is drivers fault .. he should check load before moving truck.... RIP..

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  • Sudesh pai, MANIPAL

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    If it is in the NMPT area the safety officer in charge responsible safety operations should be taught to such drivers

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  • Rohit Correa, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    The container must be properly secured to the twist locks. Its the responsobility of the driver to ensure that the container is secured in the locks. Finally safety is not just the responsibility of the safety officer..its everyone s responsibility.

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