In a head on collision between a tempo traveller and a mini truck on the NH 66 at Poinachi in Kasargod on late night; two persons were killed and 12 others including a member of Kasargod town council injured.
1 year old Ajit and 22 years Sharat from Pallikere, Bekal the deceased have been identified. While Ajit was in the Tempo Traveller, Sharat was in the mini lorry. It is learnt that employees of a showroom in Trikkaripura had gone to Mangalore in the tempo traveller. On the way back, they were supposed to go to a programme in Bovikkanam. The accident took place when they were on the way to Bovikkanam. There were 11 people in the tempo traveller and eight in the mini lorry.
Include Kasargod municipal ward 22 member 35 years Vishwanath a resident of Talangare, the injured was others identified as, Sujit Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Rafi, Shaiju, Pramod, Ramya, Mehboob and others have been admitted to a hospital in Mangalore. Satish of Pallikere, Sudhish, Akhil of Panattur, Rakesh and Reshma are undergoing treatment in a hospital in Kasargod. All were youth. Five of the 12 injured are said to be serious, including TMC member Vishwanath. Locals and Kasargod fire personnel rushed to the spot and rescued the injured persons and admitted them to hospitals.
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