Stone laden lorry falls into gorge, kills driver

12:38 PM, Thursday, May 3rd, 2018


Bantwal: A driver of a stone laden lorry was crushed to death after the vehicle fell into a gorge at Kalpane near Pachinadka of Bantwal taluk on Wednesday night. The cleaner of the lorry has sustained injuries in the mishap. It is understood that the lorry driver lost control of his vehicle which led to this accident.

The deceased has been identified as Ashraf (35) of Tanneerpantha. The injured cleaner Abdul Karim (40) of Kudradka has been admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru.

The lorry was on way to BC Road when the driver lost control over the vehicle resulting in the crash. A case has been registered at Bantwal police station.

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