Mangaluru

Two killed as truck overturns at Uppoor

Two persons were killed and one injured after a truck overturned at Uppoor village on National Highway 66 coming under Brahmavar police station limits on Friday.

According to the police, Nagaraj Ganiga was driving the truck from Brahmavara to Manipal.

The police said that owing to his rash driving, he lost control over the vehicle. The truck climbed the divider, hit a pole, and then overturned.

Nagaraj, Raghavendra S.M. and Kumar R.M. were injured in the accident.

Kumar and Raghavendra were rushed to Kasturba Hospital in Manipal, where Kumar died at 8.40 a.m..

Nagaraj, who was rushed to the district government hospital here, was pronounced dead at 8.15 a.m. A case has been registered.

Kota Srinivas Poojary, Leader of the Opposition in Legilsative Council, who was travelling from Kota to Udupi to attend the International Day of Yoga programme, stopped at the accident spot and called the police, an ambulance, and a crane to the spot.

He helped in getting the injured out of the truck and in shifting them to the ambulance.

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