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Arkula tragedy : Lorry driver was talking on cell phone ?

Mangalore Today News Network

 Bantwal, June 12, 2016: The fatal accident that took place on the National Highway 75 at Arkula near Valachil on Friday killing five youngsters, is believed to have taken place due to the folly of the container lorry driver who was talking over mobile phone while driving.


Some eyewitnesses have reportedly seen the driver talking over mobile phone and trying to pick it up as it fell inside the lorry when the  suddenly rammed against the divider and came crashing on the car and autorickshaw which were moving ahead.

It may be recalled here that the accident  had claimed the lives of Mohammad Nazir (29) of Sajipamunnur, Salam(22) of Nandavara, Sinan (16) of Maripalla, Unais (20) and  Shabi Abbas (48) of Vittal.