Kasargod, April 3, 2016 : A head-on collision between a tempo traveller and a mini lorry on the National Highway at Poinachi on April 2, Saturday night has claimed the lives of two persons while injuring 12 others.
The deceased are Ajith (21) of Pilikkod and Sharath (22) from Pallikere in Bekal. If Sharath was in the lorry, Ajith was in the Tempo Traveller.
The mishap took place when a few employees of a showroom at Trikkaripura were heading towards Bovikkanam on their return from Mangaluru.
The injured included Vishwanath (35) of Talangere, a member of the Kasargod TMC. Other injured persons namely Mehboob (24), Pramod (21), Ramya (27), Rafi (23), Sunil Kumar (32) and Sujith Kumar (26) have been hospitalised in Mangaluru, while five other injured persons are being treated in a hospital in Kasargod. The condition of five of the injured including the TMC member is said to be critical.
The accident affected traffic on the highway for some time.