Udupi, June 22 2019: Two men were injured seriously among others, when a massive tree crashed in the car park areas at the Kasturba Hospital (KMC) premises in Manipal on June 21, Friday.
The Mayflower tree near the trauma centre was uprooted by gusty winds and crashed. Two cars were damaged badly and 2 cars were slightly damaged.
Dugga Poojari (60) from Kundapur suffered head injuries when the branch fell on his head. Irfan Ali (40) of Channagiri in Davanagere district, suffered injuries to his shoulder.
Manipal police said that the injured were admitted to the Kasturba hospital in Manipal and are said to be recovering. As it was noon, the area which is usually teeming with patients’ caretakers, was deserted when the tree crashed.
Fire brigade personnel from Udupi rushed to the spot and cleared the area by chopping the tree.