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Tree branch pierces into Mangaluru-Bhatkal bus ; conductor dies

Tree branch pierces into Mangaluru-Bhatkal bus ; conductor dies


Mangalore Today News Network

Bhatkal, Nov 16, 2018: In a tragic incident, the conductor of a Mangaluru-Bhatkal KSRTC Volvo bus lost his  life after a huge branch of a tree  pierced into the  bus on Thursday night at Bhatkal.

 

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The deceased has been identified as Panchaiah Matapathy (35) of Belagavi. The bus  which had commenced its journey from Mangaluru had reached Bhatkal at 8.55 pm.  After all the passengers alighted, the driver and conductor had food at a hotel and were heading towards the KSRTC depot on Sagar road when tragedy struck.

The driver of the bus veered the vehicle towards one side in a bid to avert collision with an oncoming autorickshaw when  the tree branch  pierced into the bus and seriously injured Panchaiah who died on the spot.


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