Four killed, five injured as truck topples in Kasaragod

11:57 AM, Friday, December 24th, 2021

Pariyaram AccidentKasargod : In an tragic incident four persons lost their lives while four others sustained serious injuries after a lorry laden with rubber timber which went out of control of its driver plunged into a gorge at Pariyara near Panattur on December 23, Thursday evening.


Rajapuram police identified the deceased as N Vinod alias Babu, 45, I Yenkappu alias Sundaran, 47, K Narayanan, 54 and K M Mohanan, 40. They were residents of Kundupally in Panathady panchayat.

Narayanan breathed his last on the way to the hospital while the other three died on the spot, said residents. Those injured were identified as loading workers Prasannan, 47, K Mohanan, 46 and Venugopalan, 45, of Kundupally.

Driver Vijayan, 60, and his son Aneesh, 36, who was the cleaner, from Palakkad, also suffered injuries.

Vijayan broke his ribs and fractured his arms. The condition of Aneesh is also serious. Both have been taken to a medical college in Mangaluru, said Radhakrishna Gowda, panchayat member of Kallapalli ward.

Accidents recur as drivers find treacherous slope hard to negotiate

This is the second accident on the road, said Gowda. On January 3, eight wedding guests from Karnataka died when their tourist bus skidded off the same road and fell on a house.

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