Red-stones lorry overturns, Driver killed

7:25 PM, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Manjeshwara Manjeshwar: A 38-year-old driver of a lorry carrying red-stones was killed and the cleaner Sharif is grievously injured when the vehicle overturned and fell at the Panjigaru cross near Majibail here on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Prakash, a resident of Pulikuthi, Mangalpadi.

The lorry was carrying red-stones from Miyapadavu to Hosangadi. At Panjigaru cross, the driver lost control and the lorry fell in to a 60 feet ditch. The local residents rushed to the spot on hearing a loud sound.

Though the residents lifted the driver and cleaner who were entangled beneath the lorry, the driver succumbed to injuries on the way to Mangaluru hospital while the injured cleaner was shifted to the Derlakatte hospital here.


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