Mangaluru: Accident on Kadri-Kambla Road takes life of teacher

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru 

Mangaluru, Dec 1: As a result of the accident that took place on Kadri Kambla Road in city, a teacher breathed her last on Sunday, December 1. 

Shailaja Rao , a resident of Bejai, is the person deceased. She was a teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya at Panambur in city. 

As per the details available, an Eicher truck and an auto rickshaw collided on Kadri Kambla Road and Shailaja was the passenger in the auto rickshaw.


More details are awaited.


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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    The reckless driving by the truck driver is shocking. He should be charged with manslaughter.

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  • lokesh shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    If you pause the video from 0:01 to 0:04 sec at the beginning, it is very clearly evident that the truck driver was on the process of avoiding hitting to another auto rickshaw which was taking right turn abruptly. This case wont stand. as simple as that. Anyways, RIP

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    RIP Madam.... one more loss of innocent life. Our corrupt political system and administration and toothless laws are the cause all these disasters. No value for human life.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    I have complained about traffic offences and the traffic police have been able to collect fines from less than 20% of the offenders.They send notices which take months to reach the offenders, honest people pay up dishonest just get away with it.No further action is taken so people are not afraid to break rules and precious lives are lost.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    My humble request with Traffic Department and MCC that first install speed brakers ( humps) in almost all circles to save available lives from this type of rash driving especially from trucks and Bus drivers. Simply don't spend time in inaugurations and photo publicity.

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  • James, Belman

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    RIP teacher. The driver was so lucky that the truck didn't pass on him. God saved him

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    This is equal to murder...the van driver has come to right side of median, he is dragging the rickshaw just to park his vehicle on left side. Had there was no CCTV, he would have easily escaped law by saying he was on left side... depriving someone of their life in such rash act is equal to a terror act. Court should punish this driver to maximum possible in law.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Driver Murdered Shailaja Rao.
    Rest in Peace Shailaja ...

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  • Premila Dsouza/Tauro, Mangalore..Kadri Kambala

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Really a very shocking tragic death on this road which I never thought of.

    In fact I /we travel on this road so many times and yesterday I happened to travel on this road to reach home .A very reckless truck driver..the video is very much scary.

    There should be some speed breakers on this road. Poor teacher who lost her life must have never expected it.Rest in peace dear teacher.

    Also the rickshaw who was just dragged ..hope the rickshaw driver recover soon...One has to be so careful these days....No one can predict what happens next. Safe driving. God bless us all.

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  • John, Mangalore/London

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Pray to god whenever you step out from your house every step has danger now a days
    We can only say lord your wish be done
    Not our wish!!!
    Who knows your ways lord
    Who knows your thoughts
    Who can stand in front of you and
    You alone knows the plans for each and everyone
    Who we are to question you?
    Still we love you lord !!

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Can't believe in such a small region.. so many accidents every single day....that causing for loss of life ..
    Why..? Is anyone concerned or acted upon to fix the broken system..?
    >Lack of Defensive Driver Training
    > Lack of proper Traffic RULES Enforcement..
    >Fix it by Showing NO-MERCY Attitude on Traffic rules breakers....that is only the way..
    RIP to innocent Victim.

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  • Dandomino, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Kadri Kambala Road is not a high risk driving lane if cautious while driving, Teacher had some bad luck to get into this tragic situation.

    Seems sheer nigligence of the Truck driver. First of all he might not have been a local driver. Local drivers might not have involved in this stupid type of driving. All ouside registered vehicles drive in stupid way.

    Especially registration with KA 20, 21. 18 , 47, 05. 02 and vechiles from KL. The Mangalore TRAFFIC Police should make a serious note on these type of registered vehicles. The traffic DCP should take serious action on this accident.

    All Heavy vehicles and trucks should be resticted and banned plying through all side of Kadri Kambla Road because all big vehicles are not necessary in this small lane type Road. A sign board should be placed immediately by police to avoid more accidents and taffic condgestion through this road.

    The Auto driver might not have dreampt in his sleep also that he would be expecting a fearful accident. My high condolonces to all the people affected. Be Alert Mangalore Traffic police.

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  • Mrs Fiona Pinto, Pandeshwar

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Our Sweet classmate at Ladyhill snatched by cruel fate. saddened by this tragic loss. . A.great and dedicated teacher,...Shaped the future of many students..God give strength to her family to bear the pain of loss..
    May her Noble in peace...Truly an angel ..

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  • Shivashanker Aithal, Mangalore ( Kadri Kambla)/ UK

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    What a tragedy.
    Heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
    The Kadri Kambla junction is a death trap with vehicles plying at breakneck speed flouting all traffic rules. It is time traffic calming measures are put in place to prevent any more tragedies.

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Speed Governor should be in Heavy vehicles.... 60 KM max

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Very very sad indeed! Even driver is also thrown out.. May god bless him and recover him from the injuries as early as possible... Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of teacher... Rest in peace shailaja teacher...

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  • Mrs Fiona Pinto, Pandeshwar

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Deeply saddened by the shocking and of our Sweet classmate from Ladyhill. A lovable and.dedicated teacher
    Heartfelt Condolences to her family
    May her Noble. Soul rest in peace

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    It is sad to note that another person lost her life because of an accident. It is rather early to comment on the tragic death. Police investigations will reveal the cause of the death.

    I join several others in offering my sincere condolences to the bereaved members of the family of the deceased teacher.

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    there is no need for police investigation at least in this case. Anyone who has eyes can very well see that the Eicher truck was speeding up and took a vicious right sway on the wrong side to avoid hitting the oncoming traffic from pinto lane side.

    Only the cause as to was the driver drunk or on mobile or lost control needs to be checked.

    The inefficient traffic police of Mangaluru does not even analyse where speed breakers are required and where they are not and you are one person who constantly support the police department inspite of their 1001 mistakes.

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    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Joe Gonsalves sir
    With due respect to you, and your interest in Traffic system,
    I request with you that if is within your efforts, please put pressure on Traffic department and MCC to install Humps ( speed breaker) in all circles within Mangalore city limits. Otherwise we can't control the vehicles speed. Mangalore is very small city and city bus, service bus are all moving inside the main city. Press the Traffic and MCC to shift the service bus stand out side and speed breaker in all circles. Don't care these service bus owners. If you do this really great.

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  • Murali, kambla road

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Over speeding is common as the road does not have any speed breaker .
    Speed breaker on kadri kambla road is need of the hour to prevent accidents.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Do not give bail to this truck driver. This place is not highway. He was speeding. Need speed breaker in all cross junctions.

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  • Victor, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 02 2019

    Speed breaker is a must at this junction on the concrete road to prevent similar accident in the future.Truck driver at a speed and to avoid the head on collision with the crossing of another Auto took the wrong side of the road

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    i think the driver of eicher was either drunk or speeding up to reach somewhere or on mobile for sure.

    What a tragedy? The way the autorickshaw is dragged for so long says that Eicher truck driver was at high speed.

    RIP teacher. Really scary as I am a resident of Bejai itself and never thought that it will happen on Kadri kambla road.

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    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    RIP teacher Shilaja Rao.
    The video which I saw of the accident is clear mistake committed by Truck driver.
    Hang him in Public.

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  • Carol Tauro Pais, Bejai, Pune

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Rest in peace. Shailaja. Will miss u always.

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  • Rajesh Gupta, Jammu/Kavoor

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    Heartfelt condolences.....

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  • Maureen, Mlore / Sydney

    Sun, Dec 01 2019

    I was shocked to hear this news through my classmates. Shylaja was my classmate and friend from first standard to tenth in Lady Hill school . God has taken her too young from this world . Rest In Peace dear Shylaja

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