A 55-year-old labourer died after he was hit by a wood log that was being unloaded at the yard of the New Mangalore Port on Monday night.
According to Panambur police, Sadanand Suvarna was among the many labourers involved in the work of unloading Burma wood logs from a ship.
A crane was being used to lift wood logs from the ship and drop it at a place in the yard. Mr. Sadanand was hit on the chest by a wooden log that was being moved by the crane.
Mr. Sadanand collapsed and he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police have registered a case of death caused due to negligence of crane operator.
Missing person dead
A 50-year-old man from Katipalla, who had been missing from the house on November 16, had died in the government Wenlock Hospital on November 20. Usman had left the house on November 16 telling his son Kalandar that he was going to some relatives’ houses for distribution of marriage cards.
When he did not return home, Kalandar searched for him and later lodged a missing complaint with the Surathkal police on Monday.
The Mangalore North police on Tuesday found a person resembling Usman who died in the hospital on November 20.
The police called Usman’s son, who identified the body of his father that had been stored in the hospital’s mortuary.
The Mangalore North police said Usman had been admitted to the hospital after he was found unconscious near a store in Karangalpady on November 18.