Bengaluru

NH4 turns into egg market as bus rams into truck

Several people from surrounding villages and passers-by jostled with each other to lay their claim on the unbroken eggs scattered on the road.

Several people from surrounding villages and passers-by jostled with each other to lay their claim on the unbroken eggs scattered on the road.   | Photo Credit: Handout E Mail

The truck was transporting eggs to Bengaluru

The NH 4 in Sira taluk of Tumakuru district turned into a free egg market on Saturday morning when a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus rammed into a stationary truck carrying thousands of eggs, in Kallambella police station limits.

The police said that the truck was transporting eggs from Hosapete to Bengaluru. It was parked by the side of the road, as one of its tyres was punctured.

The KSRTC bus was going from Davanagere to Bengaluru. It rammed into the truck around 4.30 a.m.

The driver and two passengers in the bus were injured. The driver was admitted to Tumakuru district government hospital. The two passengers had sustained minor injuries. They were treated and discharged by the hospital.

A case has been registered in Kallambella police station.

Free eggs

Due to the impact, a large number of eggs lay scattered on the road. As soon as the news spread, several people from surrounding villages and passers-by rushed to the spot and jostled with each other to lay their claim on the unbroken eggs scattered on the road.

Basavarajappa of Chikkanahalli went to the spot along with his sons and collected eggs in carry bags.

“I came here after somebody told me that an accident has taken place and eggs had fallen on the ground. I collected more than 100 eggs along with my two sons,” he said happily while rushing back home to bring back containers to take away more eggs.

People turned a deaf ear to the truck driver’s pleas to leave the eggs alone. Motorists, too, helped themselves to the eggs.

Shivaraj of Kallambella, who was passing by on his scooter, stopped to pick up a few eggs. He placed as many as he could in the space below the seat. “I don’t need to buy eggs for at least 20 days,” he said.

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