Wedding function bus overturns at Panathuru, death toll rises eight

9:55 PM, Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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suraksha bus Kasargod :  A private bus carrying about sixty people from Ishwaramangala, including two children on its way to wedding function toppled near at Panathuru Kallapalli on Sunday, January 3.

Total eight persons was killed including 2 children and 50 others were injured seriously.

The deceased include Shreyas (13), Adarsh (12), Ravichandra (40), Rajesh (45), Sumati (50), Jayalakshmi (39), Shashi (32). The mortal remains of Adarsh is kept in the district hospital at Kanhangad while that of others is kept in the mortuary of Panathady Poonamkallu taluk hospital.

The mishap took place on Sunday at 11.45 am. The Suraksha bus lost control while descending the slope and happened to fall off the road on top of a house. It is learnt that nobody was inside the house.

suraksha bus It is said that bus was ferrying people to a marriage function scheduled at Karike in Kodagu via Kallapalli of Panathur. The incident reported Gadiguddi Periyaram.

The injured have been shifted hospitals in Kanhangad and Palathaddi in Kasargod district.

District collector (DC) Dr D Sajith Babu said that responsibility of the investigation is given to deputy DC of Kanhangad. State transport minister A K Shashindran had asked the transport department to give a report on the incident immediately.

KSRTC buses are arranged to take passengers who have minor injuries to their homes after providing first aid. He also informed that order is given to transport the mortal remains of the deceased to their respective houses by evening on Sunday, January 3.

The condition of 11 people is serious. Thirteen people are admitted to hospital in Mangaluru and rest are admitted to Kasargod district hospital.


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