Five Dead in Tanker-Car Head-on Collision at Bantwal

Five Dead in Tanker-Car Head-on Collision at Bantwal

Bantwal: Five persons have been killed in a head-on collision between a Tanker and Car at Ramalkatte, Brahmarkutlu here on July 19.

The deceased are from Bhaktal and their identity is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, on July 19, a car which was coming from Dharmasthala collided head-on into the tanker plying from Mangaluru near Brahmarakutlu toll gate.

The impact was such that four persons in the car died on the spot and the other occupants including two children were severely injured. Later another person succumbed to the injuries at the hospital.

The negligence of the car driver is said to be the cause of the accident.

The traffic was disrupted. The Bantwal traffic police reached the spot and cleared the traffic.