Mangaluru: Several road-related and unnatural deaths were reported in the district on Monday, Jan 11.
In a collision between a car and a bike at the NMPT junction in Panambur, Rajeev Vishwakarma (54) of Uttar Pradesh origin who lived in Karnad died of fatal injuries. He was engaged in carpentry work. Hit by the car, he was thrown to the road. He is said to have died on the way to the hospital.
Joachim Fernandes (76), a resident of Souterpet in Valencia, while riding his scooter at Kodialguttu, applied the brakes when he had to negotiate a hump. He lost the balance and fell on the road. He was rushed to the Yenepoya hospital in Kodialbail. But he was declared dead on arrival.
Harishchandra Salian (65), who worked as a watchman in an apartment complex next to Ibrose building in Kodialbail, was found to have died in sleep on Monday morning. When he did not get up in the morning, others tried to wake him up. But he was found to have already breathed his last.
Devaki (58) of Punchattaru in the taluk, who had been hit by a bike on Sunday, died in a hospital in Mangaluru on Monday.
Chennappa Gowda (70) of Kombaru, who had been hit by an autorickshaw while waliking with a relative by the side of the Darbe-Bolwar bypass on Sunday, died in a hospital in Mangaluru on Monday.
Sachin (19), son of D R Ananda of Ramakaje of Peruvaje in Madikeri taluk, the pillion-rider of a bike, who had been injured when the two-wheeler was hit by a car near Kumbra, was admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru. He succumbed to the injured. The rider, Rakesh, is also lying in the hospital in a critical state.