Kasaragod: Two persons died and at least 18 were injured when a bus and a car had a head-on collision at Mavungal near Kanhangad on Sunday evening.
Suresh Babu (39), formerly of the Border Security Force (BSF) and his wife Sudhamani (35), accompanied by their son Gopinath (12) were travelling in their car from Kanhangad to Vellarikundu. Suresh was at the wheel.
A bus from Panattur plying towards Kanhangad collided with it at Mavungal. Suresh and Sudhamani died in the mishap. Gopinath, who lost both his parents, has been severely injured and admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru.
Ravi, the driver of the bus is also severely injured. He too has been admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru. Several passengers of the bus too have been hospitalized.
Suresh had retired from BSF service only recently. Sudhamani worked in the customer service section of a private bank. The Hosadurg police have registered a case.