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Chikmagalur: Three from Karkala Die in Koppa Roadcrash

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (MB)

Karkala / Chikmagalur, Jul 12: Three occupants of a Maruti Omni van died on the spot when a bus collided with it head-on near Gowrikere between Koppa and Sringeri on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Altaf Farooqi (40) of Karkala origin, who was employed in Abu Dhabi (UAE), and his two children Sumayya (8) and Umaima (3). The family lived with him in Abu Dhabi and had come down on holidays.

Of the other occupants, Altaf's wife Farzana has been critical and has been admitted to a hospital. Their two other children Maryam and Amna'a, Altaf's mother and sister Hasina are said to be safe.

The family was on its way to Koppa to visit relatives.


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    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    Three precious lives have gone. People will remember this incident for a few days and the same sad story will come up in some other place, where is the end.? if any official is listening please take a serious action on that particular driver & the drivers who drive recklessly, and their licenses should be cancelled immediately and they should be punished severely. My hearty condolenses to his family.

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  • Shaikh Salim, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 15 2007

    I think its high time the government should stop private buses and start public transport, where the private buses speed their way to reach their destination ignoring basic safety rules and ruthlessly killing inocent people , just to earn some more bucks.  It is the people of South Kanara to come forward and take up this issue, though by having public transport commuters will be little late in reaching their location but atleast innocent lives will be spared .

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  • khursheed hussain, Karkala - Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Jul 13 2007

    The life comes to an end at any time that nobody knows. Almost every alternate day we are reading the road accidents and deaths. No doubt the one driver is the responsible for this. In fact there should have certain level of education must be restricted to the bus drivers.

    Atleast driver comes to know the value and importance of rest of human being. He should able to understand the loss of one life ruins the complete life of dependants that no one can imagine.

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  • abdul khayyoom ullal, ullal, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2007

    Please take the necessary action to punish the reckless drivers, so that the other driver will get lesson.whether it is lawful or unlawful

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  • Ali Ahmed Haroon, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2007

    I full agree with Mr. Alfred Rebello. The politicians and the police are hand in hand. They become active during the incident and thereafter go for eternal sleep, without any action to put a stop to such incidents.

    The traffic department should punish the errant drivers in such a way that they should not indulge in such careless driving. While India is on the verge of becoming a super power, the authorities do not live up to the mark.

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  • Irshad Kurkal Udupi/Dubai, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 12 2007

    Exactly Mr.Alfred, I fully agree with your comments.Concerned authorities should fine/punish the careless drivers who don't care about others lives.

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  • Alfred J. Rebello, Kundapur/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 12 2007

    Though I am sad, it looks like public out cry with regard to safety of the roads and transport will go to the deaf ears. Are these politicians and Government officials are waiting someone very close to them to die to take stringent action against those who do not follow the law of the land? Or do they even do not bother because they do not benefit even if their own person dies?

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