Mangaluru: Five killed in accident at Sirsi were residents of Kinnikambla

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Dec 9: In the ghastly accident that occurred on Friday, near Bandal of Sirsi on Kumta-Sirsi highway between a government bus and car, five members of a family, residents of Kinnikambla of the taluk were killed.

The deceased are identified as P Ramakrishna Rao (69), his wife Vidyalaxmi Rao (64), Ramakrishna’s younger brother’s wife Pushpa M Rao (57), her son Suhas (30) and Aravindaksha (27), brother-in-law of Ramakrishna’s younger brother Sumanth.

The school day of Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat higher primary and high school was to be held on Friday. However, as the house of deceased Ramakrishna in next to the school and also for the fact that Ramakrishna used to partake in all the programmes of the school, the programme is postponed.

Marriage of Sumanth, second son of Ganesh Rao and Saraswati couple was held on December 6 at Chennai. All relatives were gathered at the house of Ramakrishna as Sri Satyanarayana Pooja at home and reception at Nooyi was slated on December 10. In the midst of this, five members of the family were going to attend a marriage function of a relative at Sirsi when the tragedy took place.

The cremation of the deceased is expected to take place on Saturday at Paduperar cremation grounds. The final rites of Pushpa Rao will be held after her son reaches native place from Japan.

P Ramakrishna Rao, a resident of Kinnikambla was the priest of Radhakrishna Yuvaka Bhajana Sangha of Kinnikambla. He was working as an auto driver also. He was basically from Palimar. He and his wife Vidyalaxmi are survived by two daughters and one son Udaya R Rao, vice president of Kandavar gram panchayat and a lawyer by profession. Their house is next to Kinnikambla Bhajana Mandir.

Pushpa Mohan Rao, is the wife of late Mohan Rao, a native of Mucchur but now settled in Chennai. Their only son is working in Japan while one daughter is settled in Chennai.

Suhas (30), is the son of Ganesh Rao, second younger brother of Ramakrishna Rao and Saraswati couple. He is an employee of Infosys. He is survived by wife Kavita and nine-month-old girl baby.

Aravindaksha (27), is the son of Bhaskar Rao and Latha couple, native of Bala, now settled in Chennai. He was doing higher studies in dental science. His marriage was fixed.






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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Very sad. Om sadgathi to all the deceased souls...Whats happening god alone knows.....🙏🙏🙏

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  • Samad, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    A tragic incident, 5 precious life 😔 May god give strength to family to overcome from the pain they had come across!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    @Jeetendra, please check the latest experience of roads from people who regularly travel, or have recently travelled on a particular route; the roads in the section where this unfortunate mishap took place are very very dangerous; almost all roads in this state are tortuous and risky especially when traveling by car (drivers who are not accustomed to the particular route)! IMHO, it's always preferable to take a KSRTC bus 🚌 or train to reach the closest point of your destination while traveling long distance (beyond city limits); the accident picture is an excellent proof of the condition of the car and bus! BTW; I have observed that so many, entire families, get wiped out in car crashes when going to or returning back from famous religious places or wedding; could it be a coincidence? Moreover our small cars are not at all designed to withstand high speed collisions because of obvious reasons (mileage factor)!! This is my personal opinion; please do your own research and decide 🙏

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  • Jeetendra, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 10 2023

    Iam a regular traveler...last month I visited my native by car...iam saying particularly about road conditions of NH66.using yellapura road..

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 09 2023 i always say driving on Indian roads is like dancing with death...really standards and road designs should be made of international level....

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  • Priya, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Even the rash driving of these bus drivers is also a reason for many tragic incidents. I feel sorry for those who lost their lives in the accident. May their souls Rest in Peace 🙏

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    @realkujumaji; 100% agree with your views, no doubt about it; we have the worst road safety record in the...... entire..third world 😞!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    now some andh bhakts will pounce on you and ask you to leave to pakistan or gulf countries..lolzzzzzzzzz

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    @realkujuma; I post after doing my own research and without bias; I know how much blind followers (irrespective of religion or other affiliations) will hate to hear the fact; fact is a fact 🙏

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    It feels sad and empty whenever we read such horrific news of people perishing in road accidents... However careful one is behind the wheels certain unforeseen situations turn fatal... Long journeys are better carried out during daylight and compulsory halt must be followed between 6.30 PM and 6.30 AM... It is a usual habit of non professional drivers to carry on driving in the night... As they are not used to the perils of night driving they fall prey to temporary dozing off... So many connected people will be affected badly and their feelings are impossible to imagine... RIP to the departed souls...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    @Prakash; please study the latest road fatality index and our rating; there is something drastically wrong for this to happen; IMHO, it's a confluence of multiple factors, main could be road design and vehicle design commensurate to the maximum speeds?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Why Roads in Karnataka are so Pathetic ...

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  • Jeetendra Hegde, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Have you ever traveled by road recently on NH -66?.Except hubli crossing to kalghatki all roads are good. It was pathetic before 2014..after it was pathetic due to road building it's ready to zoom.

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