Udupi: Bullet tanker hits scooter, runs over couple on Mulki bridge

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SS)

Udupi, Mar 8: A couple riding on a scooter died in a road accident on the Mulki bridge of the national highway on Tuesday March 7.

The deceased couple identified as Akbar Pasha (63) and wife Khatajabhi (53) were residents of Thirthahalli Kolikaalu Gudde. They died on the spot after a bullet tanker hit the scooter that the couple was driving.

In sheer negligence and rash driving, the driver of the bullet tanker came from behind and hit the scooter resulting in the scooter turning turtle on the bridge. Due to the impact of the collision, the couple was thrown off their scooter onto the road before being run over by the tanker resulting in their on the spot death. The scooter got mangled due to the accident.

The couple had left for Mangaluru Passport Office to get their passports renewed. Akbar Pasha, who was an electrical contractor by profession and his wife Khatijabi, are survived by their five daughters.

A case has been registered in Padubidri police station in this regard and investigation is on.





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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    Auction the Bullet Tanker ...

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  • Gratian Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    I wonder why they came by Scooter aged 60+ all the way from Thirthahalli to Mangalore which is almost 140 kms= 2.5 Hours!!! They could have easily come by bus. Innocent souls. Rest in peace

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    We need to have a separate lane (may be allow only on hard shoulders) for two wheelers on NH. We are seeing lot of accidents of two wheelers on NH. Bigger vehicles take two wheelers for granted on NH.

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    These bullet tankers are nuisense on the roads and drive very rash. These tankers should be allowed to commute only during night time, where during day all the public can be safe and reach to their destinations well. Despite having 4 lanes, none of the truck drivers or bus drivers follow lane system and are always on the speed lane, thinking the lane is been owned by them and that the govt provided them the rights. Even some trucks drive at 60 kms speed on the speed lane and do not even give way to others to over take them. Innocent life is gone due to the sheer negligence of the driver.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Mar 08 2023

    This is highly unacceptable behavior of the driver with such a potentially dangerous load... These drivers are trained to go at a particular speed and follow few safety parameters.... Very sad incident indeed... RIP to the departed souls...

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