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Karkala: Dharwad school excursion vehicle rolls into gorge: teacher dead; 20 injured

Karkala: Dharwad school excursion vehicle rolls into gorge: teacher dead; 20 injured

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Karkala, Dec 25, 2015: A maxi cab carrying students of Bendalagatti School, Dharwad who were on an excursion  rolled into a gorge at Mala SK Border on December 24, Thursday evening, claiming the life of a teacher and injuring 20 students.

 accident_1The students who had begun their excursion on December 23, Wednesday morning were scheduled to visit  Shringeri, Dharmasthala, Gokarna and Udupi. It is said as the vehicle approached Mala, the   driver lost control over the vehicle due to a technical snag resulting in the mishap. Even the driver of the maxi cab sustained serious injuries in the mishap.

 The deceased teacher is Dudagi (35). Locals and other passersby assisted in shifting the injured students to the hospital. Most of them  had sustained minor injuries.

A case has been registered by Karkala Rural Police.

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Prithama, Ujire Fri, December-25-2015, 12:41

The accident occurs in a fraction of second . It mainly takes place due to negligence and reckless driving.

Adarsh Poojary, Mangaluru Fri, December-25-2015, 12:34

A tragic incident that cost life of a teacher. The school never compromise with the cost of Travelling by choosing a wrong vehicle. Before giving for a hire the vehicle has to be kept for complete check up and later agree for any trip.

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