Two killed in a tragic road accident at Kumta on NH 66
Bhatkal: Two persons including a 6-year-old boy died in a road accident at Mirzan on NH 66 when the car in which they were travelling hit a bridge on Friday, October 7.
The deceased has been identified as Abdul Kareem s/o Salahuddin Shaikh (6) and his uncle Abdul Maajid Khan (42), both residents of Saralgi village of Honnavar. It is said that Abdul Maajid was driving the car.
The accident occurred on Friday at around 6:30 am when the speeding car rammed into the bridge after loosing control, causing the death of two people and seriously injuring six others.
It is said that, the car was heading towards Saralgi in Honnavar after dropping Abdul Maajid Khan’s brother Musheer Khan to Goa airport. Musheer Khan was on his way to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia where he is employed.
The injured include Musheer Khan’s wife Fathima Nida (21), deceased Abdul Maajid Khan’s wife Jamila bi (30), their two sons, 18 month old baby Abdul Kareem Khan and Abdul Jawwad Khan (10), their sister in law and the mother of deceased boy, Nazeera bi w/o Salahuddin Shaikh (35) and her daughter Maseeha Salahuddin Shaikh (15). Fathima Nida has been is shifted to Honnavar hospital while others were taken to Mangaluru and Manipal hospitals.
The police personnel rushed to the spot as soon as the information was received and conducted necessary investigations. They were also successful in handling the traffic situation.
In this regard, a case has been registered in the Kumta police station.