Three Killed, 5 Injured in Ghastly Mishap near Virajpet

Three Killed, 5 Injured in Ghastly Mishap near Virajpet

with inputs and pics from Mohan Devaiah Ballimada

Madikeri: Three people were killed and five injured as a container truck went out of the control of its driver and rolled over on a passenger car on the Mamkoottam ghat road in Iritty in Virajpet taluk. The incident happened on Thursday morning at Perumbady on Karnataka-Kerala boundary.

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The deceased have been identified as Ashiq (19), Minas (19) and Yasin (18). They hailed from Thikkodi near Vadakara in Kerala.

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They were students of MHES College at Cherandathoor. Eight of them were travelling in the ill-fated Chevrolet Tavera car. They were on a sight-seeing tour to Kodagu.

The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Virajpet.

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