3 of family killed in accident

12:48 PM, Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Accident Mangaluru : A family trip turned tragic for this family from Mangaluru.

Three members of a family, including a tween, on a trip to Ooty died on the spot after their Tempo Traveller rammed into a truck. The 17-member family from Thokkotu were on a trip to Mysuru, Ooty and neighbouring areas.

Three of the 17 passengers died on the spot while three women sustained injuries and were hospitalized. Driver Deepak escaped unhurt as the left portion of the tempo rammed the truck near Basarikatte in Bilikere police limits. The incident happened around 4.30 am after the vehicle had stopped for a tea break.

Bilikere sub inspector Naveen Gowda said Abdul Hameed, 45, Mohammed Iqbal,43, and Sheik Akeeb, 11, seated on the left, were the ones killed.

Seventeen of a family were travelling to Ooty from Mangaluru when the tragedy occurred. Police said the driver was trying to overtake a truck.

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