Puttur: Two residents of Bengaluru, belonging to the same family, died and two others severely injured in a serial road mishap at Kaudichar between Sullia and Puttur on the Mani-Mysore highway on Sunday, June 14 evening. The condition of one of the injured is said to be critical.
A Swift car bearing registration no. KA05 MN 6355, arriving from Mysuru direction towards Puttur, went out of its driver’s control at a hazardously steep curve at Kaudichar.
The speeding car is said to have come in the wrong lane and hit an I-20 car bearing no. KA19 MA 3099 and also another one, a Punto bearing no. KA09 Z 8895 coming from the opposite direction, before hitting a mound by the side of the road.
The two deceased have been identified as Suryanarayana (65) and Gopinath (45). The two injured, Kartik and Vithal were in the same car. They have been admitted to a hospital in Mangaluru.
The four of them, all from the same family, were on their way to attend the final rites of their relative Venkataramana Rao in Bannur near here. About ten minutes before the mishap, they had called the home of Rao to inform that they would be soon there. But they were not destined to reach there.
The Puttur rural police from Sampya visited the spot and made investigations.